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Monthly Archives: October 2010

Those who prefer the traditional meal to the ingestion of pills realize that eating is a specific operation, not just the satisfaction of nutritional needs (though nerds in the 1960s thought it was foolish to use dishes not pills etc.); yet the same persons think that the reading experience is about the absorption of information and that a screen can replace a book. Nerdification. [Pics of the antilibrary to come.]

Those who prefer the traditional meal to the ingestion of pills realize that eating is a specific operation, not just the satisfaction of nutritional needs (though nerds in the 1960s thought it was foolish to use dishes not pills etc.); yet the same pe…

A just person is someone who takes less than he is entitled to by law -out of strength.

A just person is someone who takes less than he is entitled to by law -out of strength.

On my way to Milan to drink Lebanese wine… in Umberto Eco's library (the real, not the figurative one).

On my way to Milan to drink Lebanese wine… in Umberto Eco’s library (the real, not the figurative one).

Nassim Taleb at The Economist’s Buttonwood Gathering

Taleb, volatility and macroeconomics: Fragility and rapping | The Economist

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Article includes link to Russ Roberts rap!
NASSIM Taleb was (almost) our last speaker of the day at the Buttonwood gathering and I recorded an interview with him for our Tea with The Economist slot, which will appear in due course. H…