Did you know that Nicole Kidman has a very impressive coin collection?
— @moneymuseumboston
“They weren't interested in anything except efficiency of production,” he noted. “They wouldn't talk dollars and cents at all. They talked in terms of the minutes that the thing cost.”
— Steven Watts, The People's Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century
On August 8, 1913, one of the most celebrated photographs in American industrial history appeared in papers all over the country under a compelling headline: “The Most Expensive Picture That Was Ever Taken.” Ford amassed twelve thousand of his sixteen-thousand-strong workforce in a large open area outside the Highland Park factory—the factory had to be closed for two hours to do this, hence the expense.
— Steven Watts, The People's Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century
Heart and soul
— E singing*
Where did you find Lily?
— E*
Google, will you tell me some names of the bugs I don't know? Tell me some Google.
— E talking to Google*
“He who nurses the nickels misses the knockouts,” declared this paper.
— Steven Watts, The People's Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century
We kept your room just the way you left it. But only because it was too small to turn into a pickleball court.
— @asherperlman cartoon for InPickleball magazine
The only way to become a glass modeler of skill... is to get a good great-grandfather who loved glass.
— Leopold Blaschka, 26 June 1889, "Glass Flowers: The Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants," Harvard Museum of Natural History
If you think about it, there are two or three people that are remembered for positive things, and everybody else it's all negative things, and the likelihood you'll be remembered for positive things is harder and harder, so the surface area of being remembered is negative.
— Chamath Palihapitiya, "Chamath Palihapitiya: Money, Success, Startups, Energy, Poker & Happiness | Lex Fridman Podcast #338"
It does make the argument that sometimes the camera makes the picture.
— Brian on large format*
In a wistful, revealing comment, Ford had admitted that the Rouge, the largest plant in the world, was “so big that it's not fun any more.”
— Steven Watts, The People's Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century
He defined chili con carne as "a large mobile army"; he described Benedict Arnold as "a writer, I think."
— Steven Watts, The People's Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century
A digital system can be basic or highly complex, but it is systematic and traceable. What makes textiles analogue is our relationship with them, the way we interact with them, wear them out, imbue ourselves into them. Yet once out of use they can be unravelled; each strand or row once again can be counted.
— Elaine Igoe, "Where Surface Meets Depth: Virtuality in Textile and Material Design," Surface and Apparation
It was he who coined the idea of the title as a conversational gambit or handle, an idea promoted by Magritte himself in "Lifeline." According to Nouge, the title "protects" the painting, preventing it from falling into bad ways, or being dismissed as a joke, or a matter of little consequence.
— Alex Danchev, Magritte
There are actually two real people in the library because they willed themselves to the collection.
— Jamie*
Dogs work for treats.
— Elliot*
(see oversize section)
— Gold foil stamping on spine of hardcover bound blank wide ruled composition notebook
By pursuing his “unusual hobby” of filing as many as 10,000 Freedom of Information requests about extremist groups, he proved invaluable to historians and journalists.
— Subheadline, Sam Roberts, "Ernie Lazar, Who Trawled for Secret Government Documents, Dies at 77," The New York Times
An artifact like a basket is neither made nor grown.
— Felicita Devlin and Elizabeth Meiklejohn, "Prototyping Textile Behavior" talk