pace of innovation

Well, I have endeavoured to read Mrs Radcliffe’s novel, The Mysteries Of Udolpho, and though I will admit the author has some very atmospheric turns of phrase, and some intriguing plot devices, by god she does go on a bit. We get it, madam, the Italian countryside is very beautiful, and you like a mountain.

So it happens, that between going for​ chapters without any development of story, and the heroine being quite deathly dull, I must concede defeat at the fourth volume, and confess that it is not to my taste at all.

The Brontë sisters have excellent pacing, Mrs Shelley is innovative, Miss Austen (tho’ not of the Gothic mode) is funny; I cannot see what all the fuss about Mrs Radcliffe is about.

Silicon Valley likes to "move fast and break things." What happens when it makes cars?
Mark Zuckerberg popularized the slogan “move fast and break things” to describe the breakneck pace of innovation at Facebook, and the phrase has become popular across Silicon Valley. The balance is tricky: If regulators are too lax, people could die from malfunctioning self-driving vehicles. Read more
Future Has Vantage Points

This just dawned upon me. Grandparents are so amazed by video chat because it was an incomprehensible idea in their age. Just like time travel and warp drive is in our age. This gives me hope. One day I’ll look wide eyed at kids warping to andromeda. Internet and communications is the warp drive of our time; we’ve shortened virtual distances already, next is the physical realm.