Is Everything Awesome? On Money and Optimism

When financial safety is at stake, it probably pays to be slightly more pessimistic than otherwise, because then you’ll be more careful, right? More ant than grasshopper. More Bert than Ernie.

The Homeless Person with a Cell Phone

Mobiledia has a story about Bert, a homeless man who has a thing that he finds absolutely crucial: a Blackberry. Seeing a homeless person with a cell phone can bring up the kind of reaction San Francisco’s city supervisor had: What is a homeless person doing with a cell phone if this person can’t even afford to find a place to live?