I don’t care if the idea came from a good person or an evil person. Ideas stand on their own. — Bitcoin’s chief scientist, Gavin Andresen, on the recently identified creator of the software.
Funny, how these people only want anything to do with the government after they’ve fucked themselves over into another dimension. — Sam Biddle: Bitcoin Kingpin Admits Everyone’s Money Is Gone
An industry news source described my ambition to provide media and communications advice to clients in the marijuana industry. Sorry, mom.
What I’ve been up to:
I opened a new communications and media consulting firm, Clear, in January. We were mentioned in The New York Times this morning.
I obtained a fellowship with Organizing for Action, the nonprofit community organizing group that advocates in support of the White House’s policy preferences.
So, yay and stuff.
Princeton economist Uwe Reinhardt likens using the U.S. health-care system to shopping in a department store blindfolded and months later being handed a statement that says, “Pay this amount.” — WSJ: How to Bring the Price of Health Care Into the Open
Most attorney-client conversations do not get special protections under American law from N.S.A. eavesdropping. — Wait, what?!?
One: Ghost an op-ed that states Airbnb isn’t much more than lower-risk, sometimes-accidental real-estate speculation in order to make a broader point about the so-called sharing economy.
Two: Have two well-targeted outlets pass on said op-ed. Shrug. It happens.
Three: Read in Slate today: “It didn’t take long for the original hosts of the so-called sharing economy to find themselves competing with enterprising property owners.” Recognize this as the same essential point your piece made and be all like, “what the fuck?”
Four: Groan and wish for a second that you’d decided to work on cars for a living, which was the original plan, instead.
This email confirms Google is working to incorporate bitcoin. Here’s the background.