Miscellaneous

Aphorisms

Ideas are cheap, implementation is costly.

The best thing to do with your data will be thought of by someone else

[On Data]: We want it raw, and we want it now.

We need open data because we don’t just want to use a car we want to poke around in the engine, see how it works and then rebuild it.

In a world of zero (reproduction) costs matching is king. source

Confusing novelty with originality was the great mistake of the twentieth century.

Great Album/Novel/Film Titles

Unused

Something is Eating My Scarf
Dissolving into a mist of traffic
No Apparent Reason
We do not remember the names of the vanquished (Prog Rock)
Buttons Are There to be Pushed
Busking for Kopecks on the Street of Contingent Dreams
Let Me Know How Eternity Tastes
Chubba-wubbing
Singing the Flowers
My Sound Engineer is Becoming a Monk
Chomp, Snort, Lick
Cutting the Chord

Used

Lights Out for the Territory (Iain Sinclair, non-fiction providing an unusual perspective on London and its environs)
All Tomorrow’s Parties (Velvet Underground, William Gibson)
My Correct Views on Everything (Leszek Kolakowski)
Ashes and Diamonds (Wajda)
Life and Fate (Vasily Grossman)

(Anti-)Advertising

With Phone Email I Can Always Know That No-One I Know Needs Me.

Takes the Wanting out of Waiting. [First credit card ad in the UK: Takes the Waiting out of Wanting]

Dolce et Gabbana Est

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