The All New One

  • HTC just gifted us with a modern-day "Who's on first" bit:
  • X: HTC just released a new One.
  • Y: A new what?
  • X: A new One.
  • Y: I heard you the first time, what is the object you are talking about?
  • X: The new One.
  • Y: The new one of what?
  • X: The new HTC One.
  • Y: You mean, there's a different One than the one that was already out?
  • X: Yes, this one is called the all new One.
  • Y: How is this one different than the last One?
  • X: This One is a little larger.
  • Y: Which one?
  • X: The all new One.
  • Y: Is there anything to distinguish the name of the new one from the old One?
  • X: Yes, they're calling the new one the HTC One M8.
  • Y: Was the old one considered to be M7?
  • X: No, the old one was just known as the One.
  • Y: But the new one is the new flagship One, right?
  • (and on it goes...)
Anyone can fight the battles of just one day. It is only when you and I add the battles of those two awful eternities, yesterday and tomorrow, that we break down. It is not the experience of today that drives us mad. It is the remorse or bitterness for something that happened yesterday or the dread of what tomorrow may bring. Let us therefore do our best to live but one day at a time.
Richard Walker, Twenty-Four Hours A Day (via austinkleon)
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.
John Rogers