Wednesday 10 March, 2021

Music lovers

Quote of the Day

“We class schools, you see, into four grades: Leading School, First-rate School, Good School, and School.”

  • Evelyn Waugh, Decline and Fall.

Musical alternatives to the radio news of the day

  1. Pete Seeger | Waist-deep in the Big Muddy | live Link (h/t to Andrew Curry)
  2. Bach | Cello Suite Sarabande and Gig | Patrick Dexter in the open air outside his house in Co Mayo. Link

Two alternatives today — to make up for the fact that I missed out one yesterday :-( Thanks to the readers who tactfully pointed this out.

Long Read of the Day

Interview: Patrick Collison, co-founder and CEO of Stripe

Interesting throughout.

The Collison brothers are an amazing pair of entrepreneurs — two Irish kids who have built a remarkable company. Patrick is also a wide-ranging intellectual — a rara avis among Silicon Valley tech billionaires, many of whom seem to be half-educated dropouts. This long interview gives a pretty good impression of what he’s like.

The road to electric vehicles is filled with tiny cars

Fascinating report on what’s happening with EVs in China. And it’s not about Teslas.

h/t to Benedict Evans

Amazon buys more wind and solar energy than any other company


Other, hopefully interesting, links

  • Winners of the 2020 World Nature Photography Awards Link
  • Right Up Our Alley Amazing drone flight. Link

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