Samir’s Selection 01/29/2015 (p.m.)
The Man to Know in Ancient Rome >>>
Seneca is revered as a Stoic philosopher – but he was devoted to money and power, and worked as a fixer for Nero.”In his many works of moral philosophy, Seneca consistently maintains that the key to a virtuous life is freedom from passion. Virtue, in turn, is necessary for happiness and also sufficient to produce it. Very little survives of the Greek Stoics, whom Seneca must have read, but the tradition placed great emphasis on austerity and self-mastery. Seneca praises poverty and argues that the wise man will allow neither joy nor grief to affect him, for both are mere distractions…”
Netflix’s Secret Special Algorithm Is a Human >>>
I do not doubt that companies like Netflix, Amazon, and Google rely more on data every day. But the best human curators still maintain their supremacy.
Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.