From Jim Watchman comment in this Marketwatch’s story: This plus they had to prove in court that there was no distinguishable difference from their products to Samsungs products during the lawsuit.…that hurt. Consumers now know by Apples testimony there is no advantage in paying 4x more for their product. Pure genius if true.
Another TED Conversations reply: Oh, I’m not arguing that there’s a large number (albeit MBTI surveys put the number of introverts at a few points over 50%), but that for the achievers that are, their introversion is portraited positively after it led them to success in tasks that require a lot of reflection. My question is if that quality (or at least, the possibility of having a kind of introversion that leads to achievements) is recognized and valued in people, at least in an equal level with extroversion, when they are still everywomen and everymen. Gates’ success was established early […]
En retrospectiva creo que habría preferido plantearlo de otro modo; he aquí el debate: Introversion: is it regarded as normal in your country/culture? History offers a rather positive view of introverts: the lone explorers, the poets, the genius scientists, the artists, the philosophers, are often portraited as powered by the particular qualities of introspection. But the day to day social reality within their local tribe may be rather different. Introverts may be admired from afar, but depending on the culture, not so much in their neighborhood. This is not a big deal except when new generations are raised with only […]
My reply to this question. Honest question: When we replace more and more jobs with those of robots, what happens to all the people who are now unemployed? Do we just keep making more jobs for them? Theoretically menial jobs that currently are uneconomical and that are still hard to robotize will increase their relative value. Maybe nobody would give you more than 2 cents for giving a hug, but when machines make food ridiculously cheap, you probably will be able to buy a kilo of oranges for 2 cents. The problem is, current economic policies and financial interests don’t allow for […]
An extract from an IRC conversation (I’m TheVenetianMask): bokbokbok forrest gump has an incredibly interesting life because he’s a symbol, right, so that part of the movie is obvious fiction bokbokbok the parts where he’s on the bench are reality, his story is always fiction, “a dream about american reality“ bokbokbok so offering the woman a chocolate, commenting on the woman’s shoes. america is very boring but it has big dreams bokbokbok that’s the message i see in that movie bokbokbok why is america boring? people don’t talk to each other well. even at a bus stop, you are […]
My Canadian friend Alex asked me about them, so I wrote this reply: Alex: Out of curiosity, what are your thoughts on the riots/protests in Spain? Do you identify with them? Have you ever been a part of any demonstrations (at any point, not just recently)? Fran: I’ve been to several, 15M the last one. I remember still the huge demostrations against joining the Iraq war and after the Madrid bombings. Protests are actually frequent, but often very politized or very union-centric. Valencia is a conservative city which is often seen as very colaborative and subservient of the central goverment, […]