“At an earlier office, a law firm sharing Tumblr’s floor accused its employees of littering paper towels and posted a sign in the bathroom: PLEASE PUT YOUR PAPER TOWELS IN THE GARBAGE. Each day Tumblr employees replaced the sign, which had been printed in 48-point Times New Roman, with a sign printed in slightly smaller font, so that the text gradually vanished.”—‘‘It Was the Biggest Game of Chicken I’ve Ever Seen.’’
“[W]hen we launch in a territory the Bittorrent traffic drops as the Netflix traffic grows. So I think people do want a great experience and they want access – people are mostly honest. The best way to combat piracy isn’t legislatively or criminally but by giving good options. One of the side effects of growth of content is an expectation to have access to it. You can’t use the internet as a marketing vehicle and then not as a delivery vehicle.”—Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix (via laliberty).
“STORIES ABOUT FOOD ARE STORIES ABOUT US—OUR HISTORY AND OUR VALUES. WITHIN MY FAMILY’S JEWISH TRADITION, I CAME TO LEARN THAT FOOD SERVES TWO PARALLEL PURPOSES: IT NOURISHES AND IT HELPS YOU REMEMBER. EATING AND STORYTELLING ARE INSEPARABLE—THE SALTWATER IS ALSO TEARS; THE HONEY NOT ONLY TASTES SWEET, BUT MAKES US THINK OF SWEETNESS; THE MATZO IS THE BREAD OF OUR AFFLICTION.”—Jonathan Safran Foer, from Eating Animals(2009).