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Just read this book last weekend and rather enjoyed it.
Reading it I found this quote which I suspect is true for a lot of things in life, not only cancer (I’m thinking of of organisations and products here rather than people). I’m going to archive this is my mind (and here) as a potential metaphor to be remembered (it’s attributed to Sigmund Freud in the book):
"In science, my dear, there is no such thing as good or evil. The death instinct is part of our biology. You’re familiar with chromatolysis - the natural process by which cells die?
"Every one of our cells brings about its own destruction at its allotted time. That’s the death instinct in operation. 
"Now if a cell fails to die, what happens? It keeps dividing, reproducing, endlessly, unnaturally. It becomes a cancer. That’s what cancer is, after all - cells afflicted with the loss of their will to die. The death instinct is not evil, Miss Rosseau. It its proper place it’s every bit as essential to our well-being as its opposite." 

Just read this book last weekend and rather enjoyed it.

Reading it I found this quote which I suspect is true for a lot of things in life, not only cancer (I’m thinking of of organisations and products here rather than people). I’m going to archive this is my mind (and here) as a potential metaphor to be remembered (it’s attributed to Sigmund Freud in the book):

"In science, my dear, there is no such thing as good or evil. The death instinct is part of our biology. You’re familiar with chromatolysis - the natural process by which cells die?

"Every one of our cells brings about its own destruction at its allotted time. That’s the death instinct in operation. 

"Now if a cell fails to die, what happens? It keeps dividing, reproducing, endlessly, unnaturally. It becomes a cancer. That’s what cancer is, after all - cells afflicted with the loss of their will to die. The death instinct is not evil, Miss Rosseau. It its proper place it’s every bit as essential to our well-being as its opposite." 

Monkey Business: just a quick photo from one of my many travels, this one in Ireland, while trying to reacquaint myself with Tumblr and test how much/what has changed since last time I logged in.

Monkey Business: just a quick photo from one of my many travels, this one in Ireland, while trying to reacquaint myself with Tumblr and test how much/what has changed since last time I logged in.

There is no real problem with “parasites” or “pirates” when it comes to news content. It’s a distraction, and publications that spend a lot of time or money on it, will find that they’re taking their eyes off the real issue: providing value to bring in more users and adapting to the new media marketplace.

“During the panel’s Q&A, Gawker Media’s Nick Denton sarcastically thanked the American newspaper industry for being so unaggressive, making it possible for ‘thugs’ like him to succeed.

“Conversely, Denton said he’d never set up shop in England. ‘Every single day, those editors get up and try to kill each other,’ said Denton. Not so in the U.S.”