Once companies reach a certain scale online, they have a tendency to decide that while they love the Internet, they would like a better version. And, oh, by the way, they should run it. (All considered, Apple has already pulled off that trick, creating a private enclave of apps that it controls.)
– David Carr, Facebook Offers Life Raft, but Publishers Are Wary
OS X Balboa and OS X Palisades are going to look great.
Engine Company No. 3 is gorgeous and tasty.
Back at Draft and Vessel.
[S]ome whiskey experts expect this new Pappy to be superior to the original recipe. “I actually expect the Buffalo Trace–distilled Pappy will be better than the older, Stitzel-Weller stuff,” says Mike Veach, a noted bourbon historian. “They’ll have the luxury to pass on inferior product, whereas with the Stitzel-Weller they were stuck with what they had.”
– Paul Wachter, How Pappy Van Winkle Became King of the Whiskeys
[W]hatever word each person is hollering is immensely significant as a proclamation of existence, even if it’s hard to make out what anyone else is saying.
In Yosemite, as in life, think carefully before starting a family.
[S]elf-pity, self-martyrdom, an overwhelming sense of your own blamelessness, the certainty that someone else’s victimhood is nothing more than a profitable pose. All culture wars strike these same chords, because all culture wars are at bottom about the same thing: the desperate efforts of the privileged, in an ever-pluralizing America, to cling by their nails to the perquisites of what they’d thought was once their exclusive domain.
– Kyle Wagner, The Future Of The Culture Wars Is Here, And It’s Gamergate