Apple’s China Problem – Stratechery by Ben Thompson

The fundamental issue is this: unlike the rest of the world, in China the most important layer of the smartphone stack is not the phone’s operating system. Rather, it is WeChat.

来源: Apple’s China Problem – Stratechery by Ben Thompson

昨天使用了 WordPress 的快速发布功能丢了 comment 文字,简要地说就是 Ben Thompson 和 John Gruber 实在是太不了解中国市场的情况了,而且发文章互相引用和 bolster,非常不负责任,具体的大家可以看姊妹博客发的这篇,讲得很详细:


一个人一辈子就只有这么多 fucks 好给,谁先给完谁先走

“Most of us struggle throughout our lives by giving too many fucks in situations where fucks do not deserve to be given. We give too many fucks about the rude gas station attendant who gave us our change in nickels. We give too many fucks when a show we liked was canceled on TV. We give too many fucks when our coworkers don’t bother asking us about our awesome weekend.

Meanwhile, our credit cards are maxed out, our dog hates us, and Junior is snorting meth in the bathroom, yet we’re getting pissed off about nickels and Everybody Loves Raymond.

Look, this is how it works. You’re going to die one day. I know that’s kind of obvious, but I just wanted to remind you in case you’d forgotten. You and everyone you know are going to be dead soon. And in the short amount of time between here and there, you have a limited amount of fucks to give. Very few, in fact. And if you go around giving a fuck about everything and everyone without conscious thought or choice—well, then you’re going to get fucked.”

Excerpt From: Mark Manson. “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck.”


Check This Box if You just started a parade of cliché

这篇文章很温暖,几乎足够点燃十三岁的我对世界抱有的美好向往。同时,这篇文章也是二十四岁的我第一次在《读者》和《青年文摘》以外读到了面试扶扫把,推门进入总裁办公室听到「恭喜你被录取了」这类 cliché.

在录取的时候观察和重视一个学生是否除了在 CV 里疯狂展露出的智能之外还有些许人性和温情可能确实重要,但是在餐厅里落下巧克力棒被学生归还就可以浸入思绪长河的这位老师未免是有些刻奇。我不是要愤世嫉俗,招生是需要全方位查看一个学生的实力,但将这样的事情写出来并有意鼓励学生多展示自己可拆卸的温情,或许有一点太一码归一码了。所以当读到作者下面这段真情流露的时候,我还是很不舒服。

Next year there might be a flood of custodian recommendations thanks to this essay. But if it means students will start paying as much attention to the people who clean their classrooms as they do to their principals and teachers, I’m happy to help start that trend.

来源: Check This Box if You’re a Good Person – The New York Times