Multi-taskers often think they are like gym rats, bulking up their ability to juggle tasks, when in fact they are like alcoholics, degrading their abilities through over-consumption.

Clay Shirky (via daringfireball)

Also this: “Worse, the designers of operating systems have every incentive to be arms dealers to the social media firms. Beeps and pings and pop-ups and icons, contemporary interfaces provide an extraordinary array of attention-getting devices, emphasis on ‘getting.’”

The Centennial team did a mug exchange based on who they randomly picked from a hat. My zero tolerance attitude for inappropriate language earned me this gem.

The Centennial team did a mug exchange based on who they randomly picked from a hat. My zero tolerance attitude for inappropriate language earned me this gem.

'The only thing that makes me upset and, really, a dick is if something is fucking plodding and reasonable,' he says, spitting out that last word with palpable revulsion. 'It starts with an establishing shot, I go someplace, I meet somebody, I sit down, I eat, and I come to a conclusion: That kind of conventional thinking really upsets me. I would much rather see some incomprehensible, over-the-top, fucked-up thing, because at least you're trying to do something awesome.'

Good profile from Fast Company on Anthony Bourdain. His 2000 memoir, Kitchen Confidential, is still a book I can vividly remember certain scenes years after reading it.