William O. Pate II’s quotes, page 3

William O. Pate IiS Quotes, Page 3

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    I believe that most people employed in the United States Government have a conscience. But I don’t think the coaching staff has a soul. In the entire time that I’ve been alive, neither Party’s offensive strategy has ever prioritized th…

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    …d to advise those in power think about the poor save as monolithic voting blocs to be placated with platitudes and shallow promises.

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    …e frathouse shitball whose shitball dad brings his shitball friends around to seven-figure dinners. The halls of our Congress are lined with the fresh, young faces of the bourgeoisie. And their collective mediocrity becomes our iron law.

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    And they are right. It is not what you approve of that makes the world. It is what you tolerate.

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    …evil old twatters who have the time and leisure to spend their entire day on twitter only make up a minuscule part of the entire population. That’s why the OWS slogan of we are the 99%” is so powerful. We need get together to take our Dem…

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    I need the freedom to just write without worrying about other people’s privacy or my own. The truth is my writing isn’t getting any better, despite all the writing advice that says practic…

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    …g him to go down on me doesn’t fix those issues — it’s only a Band-Aid that makes it worse, because it’s forceful, not caring.

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    …. We need strong political leadership to invigorate the economy. We need legislation to embrace the gig economy, enable business investment, and encourage market participants.

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    …been in the woods somewhere in the county. I knew that I was adopting him and now I was going to be a girl with a dog, which is exactly what I’d wanted for years.

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    …ditions, shared hobbies and interests. Killing time and doing things together, building memories.” It’s scary how many people can step into that role.

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    Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them.

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    The Alt-Left Is Becoming The Democrats’ Tea Party — And They Must Be Stopped

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    Maybe, you should get a watch. A wristwatch I mean.” She laughed. He laughed but only after a fact and before a fashion. Never having anticipated that it was a joke but once the realization settled wondering quite queer…

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    …merits of life insurance. But putting pragmatism aside, there is one thing I’d urge everyone to do. Stop just assuming you have a full lifetime to do whatever it is you dream of doing. I know it sounds ridiculously cliched, and of course you never think it will happen to you, but let…

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    …sper-voiced retired pediatric neurosurgeon was being overshadowed by an eighth person at the table: his wife, Candy. An energetic former real-estate agent who is an accomplished violinist and has co-authored four bo…

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    This present moment is our greatest and most valuable gift, and the deliberate choice around what we do with each moment is one of the greatest gestures we can give ourselves — and others.

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    …a comparison of ideas one with another, as they come before the mind, and a systematizing of them.” This is the second great failure of computer education: It tends us away from the creative recognition of a whole” into which all our various knowledge parts fit.

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    …erience of Newman’s practical point: The facts and arguments of the present page have a history and whole into which they fit. This radical physicality symbolizes and supports the process of true education…

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    …s — data lords, electricity providers, software engineers, hardware manufacturers and all the rest. We rent our digital texts from the wealthy — and so our texts are not individualized by our reading them. They sink back into perfect nonentit…

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    As we find a more polarized, suspicious, and resentful America, it’s important we recognize the potential benefits of even our smallest actions.

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    …ls for days. Don’t praise me for being Black at the right time and take a dump on my achievements — as if you could handle being a Black boy in America for five minutes. Don’t respond with assurances of unity and support when you don’t quite get why we talk about this …

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    The City of San Antonio owns the Cenotaph and plans to repair this monument to the Defenders. Cenotaph means empty tomb.” There are no ashes or remains of the Defenders in it, and it does not mark the place where their bo…

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    …se to get mad about it, because it ain’t like The Man gives a fuck if the blacks and women are mad. The Man already knows who’s mad, and it ain’t him, so fuck it.

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    …se to get mad about it, because it ain’t like The Man gives a fuck if the blacks and women are mad. The Man already knows who’s mad, and it ain’t him, so fuck it.

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    …is follower, because he’s a raging asshole who lets people do incredibly horrible shit in his name. If he can’t even convince his followers who avidly study up on him and his kid to act like decent human beings, what’s the point?

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    …dicalized rightwingery around here. Can’t we find ways to bridge these gaps?” they’re saying — but they’re asking the gap-bridgers to be the ones who have the most to lose, the ones who risk the most in such efforts, and who already know that’s a lost cause.

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    …t, misogynist, xenophobic, whatever — every time we don’t hold people socially accountable for that, every time we equate people’s right to say horrible and even inciting things with the constitutional right to criticize the government, we’re giving the seeds of those awful viewpoints soil, and sun, and water, and room to grow and flourish.

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    Yes, your emotions are real — nobody is telling you you aren’t allowed to feel what you feel. Absolutely, acknowledge everything that you feel if that makes you feel good. But acknowledging that you feel something doesn’t mean those feelings need to be acknowledged and honored by everyone else.

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    Some shit should be self-managed.

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    In an internal CIA memo released under the FOIA, former CIA director Brennan wrote some in Congress don’t get the gravity” of Russia election meddling.

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    … abortion rights look different to those with good jobs and education and those who are struggling. To women like myself, they are the bare minimum of human rights. To working-class women, who often see motherhood, not work, as the key source of social honor, obsession with abortion rights among well-off women is selfish, exemplifying lack of an adequate devotion to family. Seen in this light, opposition to abortion rights becomes, for high-school educated women, a way of claiming social honor.

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    No. I have no pity for these men. Not one bit. For their dreams have always been false. Their tales of meritocracy promoted effort without result for the worker. The hardest working were only the best exploited.

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    The feel-good of Merit was a carrot used to exploit the smartest and most driven, by blinding them to the reality that he who was the most connected, most wealthy, and most crooked routinely outperformed anyone no matter their talent.

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    Rugged individualism kept everyone isolated, alone, and vulnerable to the predation of their wolfen masters of mind control. They sold dreams dressed as opportunity teaching competition as the only merit.

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    Rather than supporting the many, they prized the one. To make the rest of the rabble run harder, chasing their singular example. Fools, one and all.

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    We will not be replaced.” You are correct. If we are wise. We will not replace you with new overlords for old. We will choose kinder leaders, who realize the value of the future lies not in how many lives you can sacrifice, but in the lives you can save. We will choose people who recognize each life is a singular event, with the potential to change the world, if nurtured with vision beyond exploiting them for their basest efforts.

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    Kay, in a loving relationship, abuse in unacceptable. You should not have to tolerate any abuse to be loved.

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    And they may both want emotional or financial security, but the genuine cool girl builds it herself.

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    They free you. They relinquish you back into the universe, so at least you have a fighting chance at happiness.

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    A final consideration is Amazon’s strategic direction. Jeff Bezos moved to Seattle to found an online bookseller because of its deep pool of engineers and access to a large book wholesaler in Oregon. Are there si…

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    It wasn’t and isn’t— it pervades all investment banks. This knowledge that some of the most intelligent graduates of the universities across America are dedicated daily to gaming the system should be the starting point, the very foundation, for any economic policy regarding banks. But major economists remain deaf and blind to the true nature of the highly paid banker.

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    I like your face, what can I say? And the cheeks are especially veal-like.

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    I like your face, what can I say? And the cheeks are especially veal-like.

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    …to give them a better future. Now, the banks — just like they did to farmers during the Depression —are foreclosing on the futures of his sons’ and daughters’ children.

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    Fewer companies are asking for a degree.

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    The government has made student loan debt the only debt you can’t escape without confiscation.

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    …s pervasive, but that the usefulness of the degree is dying, and in many cases, it’s entirely dead. Most people just don’t realize it yet.

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    …the real revolution comes not when more people choose careers that never involved college, but when people realize that they don’t need degrees for most of the jobs they thought did.

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    Mobilize members to increase voter turnout → We need to develop training, tools, and technologies that empower our members to increase voter tu…

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    There’s really a bigger work culture message here about structured work weeks — if we’re working more than a structured 40 hours, we should be getting more than a structured 2 days + 2 weeks + bank holidays off.

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    …re were many drivers but few riders and raising prices when there were few drivers but many riders. This arrangement always tends toward an equilibrium in which just enough drivers are present for just the right number of riders.

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    …occur at minimum wage. In practice, this has dipped below minimum wage (factoring in car expenses), meaning that people value flexible hours and being their own boss more than the marginal increase in pay afforded by the minimum wage.

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    Money won’t get you any of these intrinsic motivators, but money allowed you to have them manifest themselves. It created an open horizon of possibilities by lowering the barrier of entry. Money gives you that …

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    However, there is not need to justify and exaggerate your drive by diminishing the significance of money — the main contributor that gives you the freedom to act.

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    At the Garden, we’re all equals, in awe of the plants, the sweet smells, the sun.

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    …orians have long suspected. The first Mardi Gras in North America was celebrated in, what is today, D’Iberville, Ms.

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    …re than 50 per cent; and the imposition of sanctions on Russia following military action in Crimea. Yet another change came in November 2014, when the UK government increased the amount of money needed to get a Tier One golden visa” from £1m to £2m, and then in April 2015 applied tougher anti-money laundering rules on applicants’ source of wealth. Whether they were priced out, or didn’t want their finances combed through, in the 12 months to March 2016, the number of foreign investors moving to Britain dropped more than 80 per cent on the year before, according to Home Office figures. From China alone, successful applicants fell from 488 to 35.

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    Driving through Ohio — where I spent time talking to common working people — was a salutary experience. Ohio defines the trend of deindustrialized states such as Michigan, Wi…

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    …uld force its policies on the Chinese state is beyond naive. No, to my mind this matters because it creates a precedent for an approach to capitalism that puts profit before principle, regardless of externalities or long term consequence. And that should concern us all.

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    The story behind Trump’s rise to power is a tale of competing and contradictory narratives. Many low-paid workers opted to support Trump; millions of neglected Americans with no real economic prospects, like those I met in the downscale…

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    In a world with few laws governing how data is used, some of the ashes of Cambridge Analytica already are being resurrected in a new firm, with some of the same key people, in a British company, Emerdata.

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    …ilt environment where higher income households can afford to consume added transportation expenses: owning and insuring more cars, buying more gas to drive more miles, better maintaining them to keep them running. It’s an enormous benefit to higher earners. Conversely, lower income households face grueling choic…

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    You don’t have to be the next Uber.

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    …rd to tell companies to take a chance because they think it means compromising standards. It’s not. We should be the engine for change by going into these schools that we’d normally ignore, finding the bright diamonds in the rough, the creative people who right now might not yet see themselves as being very talented. Based on who you know, what you know, what networks you’re in, I think new opportunities can open u…

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    There’s context behind where you grew up. A lot of people don’t understand that for many people who can’t see themselves in a field like design, it’s because they haven’t seen anyone like them doing this work before. The only limit is the limit you put on yourself. You can be a driven person, but there is a need fo…

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    Inability to act on what you want — or inability to discern what you want in the first place.

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    …e the Eagles song Hotel California, you can check-out anytime you like, but you can never leave!’. By our own device, social media is inadvertently increasing our anxiety and, in turn, reducing our willingness to tak…

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    I don’t think they see this. I think they’d just call it a way of life,” in the same way the northeast doesn’t really realize they’re pissed off all the time.

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    This finding is a bit counterintuitive, considering we were told by our teachers and coaches growing up to set our goals, share our goals, hold ourselves accountable.

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    Which, in a properly progressive city, shouldn’t be too much of a lift. But of course, this is Austin, the blueberry in the tomato soup whose land use policies are still dominated by conservative homeowners who not infrequently stake out positions not entirely inimical to those of the Trump-led Republican Party.

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    *The Legislature has not updated the school finance formula dedicated to our economically disadvantaged students for thirty-four years. At that time, the average home was $85,000 and Apple’s first personal computer was on sale. Our school finance formula should not predate the students it intends to serve.

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    *Leadership matters. Strong, ascending schools usually have strong leadership. You can also visit a school and ascertain…

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    …ances I made at the beginning of each one — many educators mentioned the power and influence of the textbook lobby and lamented that the money allocated for textbooks would be better spent on other resources, namel…

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    That might seem like a bigger deal for Texas than it does for the rest of the country, but the New York Times estimates there will be nearly 30 …

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    Uber has the opportunity and momentum to consciously uncouple from some of the disturbing aspects of the…

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    It’s for the same reason we do garage sales. We don’t just go to them, we love organizing them. We won’t donate our stuff to Salvation Army or give it away for free, we try to make a dollar or two out of stuff we don’t want. And unless we’re selling a rare antique or the crown jewels, we’re not going to make more than $100…

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    Skirting the lines of legality is hardly news in the history of labor, but Silicon Valley is imbued with a unique kind of techno-libertarian hubris. A sense that the law…

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    …be world changer reply that the company is pre-legal.” That’s code for we can make a lot of money before the law catches up.” For some of the more arrogant, there is the additional implication and when the law finally catc…

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    … inevitable, but the specific changes brought about are the direct consequence of human initiative. It’s a weak dodge, but their responsibility is to the shareholders,” not to society.

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    … what we do as magical, when it isn’t at all. Anyone can code for God’s sake. How does one become a technical advisor for a politician? I don’t mean run a tech savvy campaign, I mean advise them in AI, cyberwarfare, and even the techn…

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    Selling your company, the IPO is selling your soul to the devil.

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    …thward, and across a hemisphere, finishing it in a powerless hostel in Manila during typhoon Hiyan. I was at a low point in my psyche and with the world, the most emotionally isolated I’d felt in five years. The book alternately sent me into panic spirals, questioning the entire foundation of my relationsh…

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    …tting yourself off from social media might have a worse effect — if you have no idea how your peers outside of your intellectual group of friends are thinking, how can you hope to reach them through your art?

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    … the norm? Yet my experiences are not unique. Several of my Black friends and colleagues agree that Austin does not feel like the blue dot in a red state that Adam described. Instead, we are Blacks dots in a white sea.

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    I’m not advocating for silence, by any means. There are still plenty of instances when I think it’s appropriate to stand up, to use my assortment of privileges to help stop the mistreatment of disenfranchised groups, and to speak truth to power, but that’s not what I was doing. I was just arguing, and it was never for the good of others.

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    …g for, if not myself, and if what I was doing was honestly helping those people. The answer was no. Arguing about race on Facebook wasn’t doing anything to stop black men from being unjustly gunned down by police. Arguing about the economic consequences of single-payer health care wasn’t doing anything to save a sick, uninsured person’s life. And arguing about the Biblical ethics of homosexuality wasn’t doing anything to help LGBTQ youth struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts.

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    I feel — logic be damned — like not wanting kids is wrong. I don’t want to, but I do.

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    … and from getting more clicks on ads. That’s just how the Valley and the tech industry are set up. As Jeffrey Hammerbacher, a former Facebook executive, told Bloomberg, The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads.”

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    Uber vs. Lyft: Which Ride-Hailing App Is Better?

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    But more recently, social media dialogues about entrepreneurship and the freelance gig economy promote a culture of workaholism that glorifies busyness, personal sacrifice, and overwork as desirable lifestyle choices. These recent trends don’t promote hard work as a necessity for productivity toward specific professional objectives, but instead celebrate hard work and busyness for their own sake.

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    And while these dialogues do promote a set of behaviors about work that, yes, can lead to the possibility of entrepreneurial success, the attitude and mentality behind these behaviors more often lead to disappointment, health problems, and burnout.

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    From a security standpoint, the market fragmentation of CAs is a feature, not a bug.

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    …ider. However, FALC is clearly and simply fully-fledged communism, remarketed for the 21st century. History shows us that communism fails because of natural human hierarchies and desires, and there’s no reason to think that complex technological systems and the space-mining companies o…

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    Michael Wendling is an editor at BBC News and author of Alt-Right: From 4chan to the White House. Instagram is currently in the same position Facebook was two or three years ago, where they are struggling to monitor things. Conspiracy theorists who h…

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    … deliberately designed to be a black box. This secrecy allows the commercial titan to be ruthlessly competitive, delivering cheaper items faster than rival stores. But it also makes it harder for consumers who w…


Date
May 30, 2022