"The market will ultimately decide which apps rise or fall, and we have an obligation to give the riding public that choice,” David S. Yassky, the city’s taxi commissioner, said in a statement. “Thanks to today’s ruling, they have that choice."
— NY Times today: Judge Allows Phone Apps for Hailing Yellow Taxis
"Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.” —Mike Tyson"
— Of the most true quotes, this is simply the best.
"Communication, in the age of mobile dominance, has become snack-size. And Facebook has concentrated the Internet’s social activity within its blue borders—like a Walmart siphoning off mom-and-pop spots. But never gone is the miraculous feeling of connecting with people far from our houses but close to our hearts."
Perfect Strangers: The Generosities and the Pitfalls of
Virtual Communities by Caterina Fake.
"We need to be angry and empathize with the victims without being scared. Our fears would play right into the perpetrators’ hands — and magnify the power of their victory for whichever goals whatever group behind this, still to be uncovered, has. We don’t have to be scared, and we’re not powerless. We actually have all the power here, and there’s one thing we can do to render terrorism ineffective: Refuse to be terrorized."
The Boston Marathon Bombing: Keep Calm and Carry On - Bruce Schneier - The Atlantic
Inspired by this. And I’m gonna run the fucking boston marathon next year.