“In most elevators, at least in any built or installed since the early nineties, the door-close button doesn’t work. It is there mainly to make you think it works. (It does work if, say, a fireman needs to take control. But you need a key, and a fire, to do that.) Once you know this, it can be illuminating to watch people compulsively press the door-close button. That the door eventually closes reinforces their belief in the button’s power. It’s a little like prayer. Elevator design is rooted in deception—to disguise not only the bare fact of the box hanging by ropes but also the tethering of tenants to a system over which they have no command.”—Nick Paumgarten: Up and Then Down. (Told you so, everyone who has tried to convince me that our elevators’ door-close buttons did anything.) (via marco)
Recently, I’ve been encountering a lot of tumbler sites, its sort of like flickr meets blogging meets twitter, and so I became inspired to start one.
I’ll be using my official blog (http://tawheedkader.com) for publishing actual essays and articles about my entrepreneurial journey. I expect the content there to be more “complete” and thought through and based off of reflections of past and recent experiences.
In contrast, I’ll be using this tumblr to share my in the moment thoughts, encounters and things that are happening now.
I think the theme will be TK’s stream of consciousness as an entrepreneur in NYC.