Constantinos Papamichalopoulos

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Book cover for Zero to One: Notes on Start Ups, or How to Build the Future
The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. And the next Mark Zuckerberg won’t create a social network. If you are copying these guys, you aren’t learning from them.
Samuel P. Huntington
“In the post-Cold War world flags count and so do other symbols of cultural identity, including crosses, crescents, and even head coverings, because culture counts, and cultural identity is what is most meaningful to most people.”
Samuel P. Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order

“The virtue it makes of its deliberately limited online component is a superb riposte to the current unthinking desperation to make everything “social” in a Twitface sense. (I recently read an article wondering how we could make books “more social”. Seriously, shut up: books have always been social.) And perhaps the most interesting aspect of Journey’s reception has been the sheer quantity of writing it has inspired, thus refuting again the mainstream prejudice that videogames and literacy are opposed.”
Steven Poole, Trigger Happy 2.0: The Art and Politics of Videogames

David Halberstam
“To a Westerner the anomaly of this—a man under a life sentence for treason working in a prison on the most secret scientific developments—is almost too much to comprehend. In the Soviet Union it was an accepted practice. Korolev was immensely valuable, but because he was so valuable, he was also dangerous. He consented to work because this way, at least, he got some rations, he was with his colleagues, and he was doing what he loved most of all.”
David Halberstam, The Fifties

Henry Miller
“Going through the pass, which demands a sort of swastika maneuvering in order to debouch free and clear on the high plateau, I had the impression of wading through phantom seas of blood; the earth was not parched and convulsed in the usual Greek way but bleached and twisted as must have been the mangled, death-stilled limbs of the slain who were left to rot and give their blood here in the merciless sun to the roots of the wild olives which cling to the steep mountain slope with vulturous claws.”
Henry Miller, The Colossus of Maroussi

Henry Miller
“The following day I decided to take the boat to Corfu where my friend Durrell was waiting for me. We pulled out of Piraeus about five in the afternoon, the sun still burning like a furnace. I had made the mistake of buying a second class ticket. When I saw the animals coming aboard, the bedding, all the crazy paraphernalia which the Greeks drag with them on their voyages, I promptly changed to first class, which was only a trifle more expensive than second. I had never traveled first class before on anything,”
Henry Miller, The Colossus of Maroussi

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