We want them to be skilled grammarians and wordsmiths and write bright and engaging headlines and must know Quark. But, often, when push comes to shove, we will let every single one of those requirements slide except the last one, because you have to know that in order to push the button at the appointed time.

Hank Glamann

The co-founder of American Copy Editors Society made this observation about ads for copy editor positions at American newspapers. Quark is the eponymous publishing software of Quark.

Yet Another NSA Problem

Meanwhile, in “we already knew” land, AT&T proves exactly why big companies can’t be trusted to stand up to government bullies.

Albert Einstein

Creativity is intelligence having fun.

— Albert Einstein

Coca-Cola Hecho en México

I seriously don’t understand why Coca-Cola doesn’t use sugar in the US/CA. It tastes so much better than corn syrup. Customer experience is what gives you more profit, not cutting corners. And if it doesn’t, at least you have the decency to care.

Posted from WordPress for Windows Phone. Because I’m cool like that.

Honest Dissent

Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels—men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

The Future Baroness

I will never be one of those women, who stay silent and pretty on the arm of her husband. Or remote and alone in the kitchen doing the washing up for that matter. One’s life must matter, Denis, beyond all the cooking and the cleaning and the children. One’s life must mean more than that. I cannot die washing up a teacup.

— A characterization of the young Margaret Roberts from The Iron Lady.

You are tiny.

Animated representation of the scale of stars.