The Digital Maginot Line

The Digital Maginot Line
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Influence operations exploit divisions in our society using vulnerabilities in our information ecosystem. We have to move away from treating this as a problem of giving people better facts, or stopping some Russian bots, and move towards thinking about it as an ongoing battle for the integrity of our information infrastructure – easily as critical as the integrity of our financial markets. When it’s all done and over with, we’ll look back on this era as being as consequential in reshaping the future of the United States and the world as World War II.

This is what I am trying to get at when I say that social networks aren’t useful. There are much better methods of communication than signing up for a closed system that is purpose built to agree with you on everything. Resulting in your unwavering attention and obedience.

Got something to say? Start a blog.

Wall Street Rule for the #MeToo Era: Avoid Women at All Cost – Bloomberg

No more dinners with female colleagues. Don’t sit next to them on flights. Book hotel rooms on different floors. Avoid one-on-one meetings.
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Finally, he landed on the solution: “Just try not to be an asshole.”

That’s pretty much the bottom line, said Ron Biscardi, chief executive officer of Context Capital Partners. “It’s really not that hard.”

Seems pretty straight forward fellas.

It feels deeply personal —

One unpopular opinion I hold is that everybody should have a blog, where they just check in a couple of times a week. They/you don’t need to have much of anything to say, just raise a hand and say hi. Here’s what time I woke up this morning, here’s what I had for breakfast, here’s what I thought about when I brushed my teeth. Is it raining where you are? I’d like to know.
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I like it and hope I am boring someone or no one with this blog.

Destination Wedding (2018) – IMDb

The story of two miserable and unpleasant wedding guests, Lindsay and Frank, who develop a mutual affection despite themselves.
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Those who love a classic romantic comedy will probably hate this movie, but I’m pretty sure that’s why Kate and I loved it. This is not a traditional romantic comedy in a hallmark kinda way. Even though the cover art completely makes you think it’s going to be. From the beginning you know these characters are damaged goods and they immediately start arguing from their first scene together.

From there this film is a roller coaster of sharp biting dialogue about current social norms and our traditional sense of romance. Nothing is left untouched from our inabilities to connect to screw top wine bottles.

Kate doesn’t recall the last time a movie made her laugh out loud this much. It’s an intelligent movie about cynics that need to find a moment to lighten up and relax with the fact that even though everything is not ok; in the end we just need to connect with each other.