Death is very likely the single best invention of Life.

“Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.”

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”

Wired Magazine – Ridiculousness!

The ‘Print’ magazine costs me $12 a year, for all 12 issues.

The iPad app wants me to pay $3.99 per issue!!!

As Chris Anderson states in his app announcement post:
“The irony that Wired, a magazine founded to chronicle the digital revolution, has traditionally come to you each month on the smooshed atoms of dead trees is not lost on us. Let’s just say the medium is not always the message.”

Ah the irony indeed, presenting the brilliance of Condé Nast’s pricing structure! Well your still smooshing dead trees for me!

Oh & yes, finally caved in and got me my iPad :)