Consider that you can see less than 1% of the electromagnetic spectrum and hear less than 1% of the acoustic spectrum. As you read this, you are traveling at 220 km/sec across the galaxy. 90% of the cells in your body carry their own microbial DNA and are not “you.” The atoms in your body are 99.9999999999999999% empty space and none of them are the ones you were born with, but they all originated in the belly of a star. Human beings have 46 chromosomes, 2 less than the common potato.
The existence of the rainbow depends on the conical photoreceptors in your eyes; to animals without cones, the rainbow does not exist. So you don’t just look at a rainbow, you create it. This is pretty amazing, especially considering that all the beautiful colors you see represent less than 1% of the electromagnetic spectrum. — We Originated in the Belly of a Star, NASA Lunar Science Institute, 2012 (via ciggeret)
(Source: thinksquad, via marc)
Apple owns the “product launch.” They first weaponized public relations 31 years ago, way before Samuel L. Jackson chatted with Siri, way before the “I’m a Mac, I’m a PC” campaign, and way before those black silhouettes gyrated with white iPods over bright colored backgrounds.
It was in 1984 that a funky, one-minute spot showing an Amazonian Olympian shattering a movie screen with a hammer toss (apparently bringing down a fascist dystopia) took ad agency awards and water-cooler conversations by storm. This was Apple’s “1984” ad heralding the Macintosh, the first television commercial specifically produced to premiere during a reliably well-watched sporting event called the Super Bowl. — McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Retail Therapy: Inside the Apple Store: Product Launch.
The thing is, I don’t want to be sold to when I walk into a store. I want to be welcomed. — Apple’s New Consumer Experience Chief, Angela Ahrendts, On The Future Of Retail | Fast Company | Business Innovation (via soxiam)
When life gives you lemons, make grape juice, then sit back and let the world wonder how you did it. — Tori Truax
The ability to experience positive emotions, like love and attachment, would mean that dogs have a level of sentience comparable to that of a human child. And this ability suggests a rethinking of how we treat dogs. — Dogs Are People, Too
You can change the direction this train is moving just by thinking about it.Make it stop
"Never eat anything that comes when you call."— Kontra (@counternotions) October 2, 2013
Sounds about right.