Dan Ariely has moved his blog to WordPress.com, and today he has a new book out, The Upside of Irrationality. I was a big fan of his first book Predictably Irrational so I can’t wait to check out the new one. He’ll also be swinging by the Automattic office in San Francisco when he’s in town.
Balloons, learning about Turkish rug-making and seeing hundreds of beautiful rugs, exploring and making ceramics, dinner with the Bisnows, who happened to be staying at the same hotel.
While linking the NY Times anyway, check out this article about concerns over salt consumption in the US and the industry’s response to it and try not to hear all the quotes in the voice of Nick Naylor.
“Our experience of technology has been largely wondrous and positive: The green revolution ameliorated the problem of world hunger (for a time at least) with better seeds and fertilizers to increase harvests. When childhood diseases were ravaging the world, vaccines came along and (nearly) eliminated them. There are medicines for the human immunodeficiency virus and AIDS. There is the iPad.” NY Times: Our Fix-It Faith and the Oil Spill.
Arriving at Museum Hotel, underground cities, rock-cut temples and ancient churches.
WordCamp Turkey in the morning, wandering from Bosphorus University down to Bebek, dinner at Zubeyir Ocakbasi, a little Turkish ice cream afterward.
Wandering through market, Rüstem Pasa mosque, spice store, Yeni Cami (New Mosque), leeches, hilarious haircut, dinner with friends, Lucca, then Reina nightclub.