“…baristas must neither critique nor educate customers, unless prompted. (“If they haven’t asked a question,” Hoffmann tells them, “they haven’t opted into the lecture.”) Their job is not to give people their ultimate coffee experience but rather to give them only what they need right now – typically a cup of hot coffee with or without milk.”—Square Miles’ James Hoffmann about baristas.
“People say you had to be in Paris in the ’20s or New York in the ’80s. The sad truth of our contemporary moment seems to be only that you no longer need to be anywhere in particular anymore.”—This quote of this article is more than true about the development, the ‘hipsterization’, of the cities. Although I am torn between criticizing it and driving it forward with my own lifestyle. I like Williamsburg, I like St. Pauli, I like SoHo (London), I like Kreuzberg. But I also like the traditional pieces of them.
“The keenest young people will find a way to get into computers, but the majority, if presented with a Raspberry Pi for Christmas, will probably stick it in a drawer and go and turn on the XBox. Changing that mindset will involve a transformation in the way schools teach computing. The Pi is a start, but is just one ingredient in a project which could take many years and much investment.”—Interesting report about Raspberry Pi. Already 1,75 million sold so far.
“I’m convinced that time spent idle makes for a healthier state of mind. We want less and are more at peace when we get it. We sleep better and work harder. Simpler things bring us joy. When we daily observe our immediate surroundings, we are more grounded in our context, more attuned to the rhythms of whatever season or place we are in.”—http://www.kinfolk.com/the-idler/