OK, so apparently Rupert believes that although Obama made a very racist comment, Obama is not a racist. This is a reaction to the comment Obama made where he said the police - the ones who arrested the black professor who was trying to break in to his own house after losing his keys- were "acting stupidly".
Bill Thompson has posted a thoughtful article over at the BBC about the changes that social networking is making to our standards of social interaction. He discusses his own tweeting and live-blogging at conferences, and then talks about the news updates that were tweeted by Tearah Moore during the Fort Hood incident.
I saw this thread on Reddit and thought I'd make a list of my favourite Paraprosdokian expressions.
- "If we hit that bullseye the rest of the dominoes will fall like a house of cards."
- "I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong."
- "I'll burn that bridge when I get to it."
We are keen to buy a flat in London. It's amazing how expensive the places over here are though! It's quite depressing the compromises that we are forced to make. The cheapest place in Covent Garden we could buy is listed at £300,000 for a 24 square meter studio.
I've been doing a lot of research into running a start-up recently, and a name that always pops up is Paul Graham. He runs the Y Combinator, an early-stage venture funding company, and has written an extremely informative article on funding your start-up. I love the analogy he gives about how the different stages of financing your company works like gears on a bike; you should get just enough funding that enables you to drive your company to the next stage. This makes a lot of sense to me. Inc magazine also had an interview with him which I enjoyed.