On summer days, New York City can be as much as 10 degrees warmer than its surrounding areas, because of the asphalt, concrete and metal that trap the heat. We’re certainly living on an urban heat island, one that seems to shimmer and expand during the long, sweltering days. Everything gets louder, closer, brighter.
You can’t look back and say, well, gosh, you know, I wish I hadn’t have gotten ﬁred, I wish I was there, I wish this, I wish that. It doesn’t matter. And so let’s go invent tomorrow rather than worrying about what happened yesterday.
The unsettling ability of Facebook to make accurate guesses based on what feels like barely any information doesn’t match with what we think should be possible. But rather than updating our beliefs, the easier thing to do is turn to another thing that we know is possible: spying.
Photo of an actual pencil from Tatay #atoy showing his frugal efficiency in his deliberate life. (Fortunato E. Vytiaco ✝ 14 Oct 1926 - 28 Aug 2013)
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