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Zeynep Tufekci

• Zeynep Tufekci writes in the NYT about the benefits of the updated bivalent Covid booster vaccines. An excerpt:

“Many European countries and Canada, for example, did a better job of making sure more of their population got boosters. Their cumulative death and illness tolls from the Omicron wave are sharply lower than those of the United States, where only about a third of eligible adults had gotten boosters, compared with two-thirds of adults in many European countries. The United States has had a death rate 80 percent greater than Canada’s from the Omicron wave — a similar pattern holds globally. Countries like Japan, South Korea and Taiwan have about 80 percent or more of their adult population boosted, and their death tolls are even lower.”

2022-09-19T15:17:04-05:00September 19th, 2022|HomeRecommended|

Steve Jobs on our interdependency

From the Steve Jobs Archive, a site set up by his friends and family, an email Steve sent to himself in 2010:

From: Steve Jobs, sjobs@apple.com
To:      Steve Jobs, sjobs@apple.com
Date:  Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 11:08PM

 

I grow little of the food I eat, and of the little I do grow
I did not breed or perfect the seeds.

I do not make any of my own clothing.

I speak a language I did not invent or refine.

I did not discover the mathematics I use.

I am protected by freedoms and laws I did not conceive
of or legislate, and do not enforce or adjudicate.

I am moved by music I did not create myself.

When I needed medical attention, I was helpless
to help myself survive.

I did not invent the transistor, the microprocessor,
object oriented programming, or most of the technology
I work with.

I love and admire my species, living and dead, and am
totally dependent on them for my life and well being.

 

Sent from my iPad

2022-09-12T14:15:49-05:00September 9th, 2022|Home, Musings|
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