Author Archives: Peter
I popped into the ‘new’ (extensively renovated and expanded) Stedelijk this afternoon and really enjoyed it. My favorite piece was actually in the Blikopeners (Eye-openers) area in the basement of the new wing. In the area organized by teenagers associated … Continue reading
Two verbs that Dutch people have a problem translating into English are lenen and leren. In Dutch both verbs can be done by someone and to someone. I’ve heard many Dutch people say ‘He borrowed me it’ (Hij leende mij het) … Continue reading
This: Are jobs obsolete?
One of my sister’s friends is looking at applying to a school in Rotterdam and asked me how much things would cost. This was what I said: I’ve been to Rotterdam a few times. It’s a nice enough city, though … Continue reading
Together The Economist’s article on automation and rapidly increasing technologically-created productivity and a NY Times piece on being in the middle of a paradigm shift in power and influence form the best, most complete summary of the world today that … Continue reading
I will be, in order of travel, in Portland, San Francisco, Black Rock Desert (Burning Man), Silicon Valley, St Louis (Strange Loop), Charleston, Washington DC, and New York. See you in a city near you?
My itinerary is as follows: Portland: August 19 to 25 San Francisco: August 25 to 28 Burning Man: August 29 to September 4 Tahoe City: September 4 to 6 San Francisco/Silicon Valley: September 6 to 16 St Louis: September 17 … Continue reading
This morning I read in The Wall Street Journal that apparently Anna Eshoo, whose district includes my hometown, was joining the NIMBY crackpot brigade that opposes California High Speed Rail. Terribly disappointed, this is the letter I wrote and was … Continue reading