"Ogle is for the most part a pleasant, incisive companion. Occasionally, though, she manages to lose her cool — and, along with it, the agnostic veneer of her training . . . . She strafes Ralph Nader and his “Naderites,” not to mention journalists, “yuppies,” urbanites, the U.S.D.A. and the F.D.A. Eventually Ogle, her exasperation at a boiling point, does something unexpected: She sides with the hippies." -- Nick Reding, New York Times Book Review
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That specific afternoon breeze will be there exactly one time, and never again.
By god, now I KNOW I’m living in the digital age. It occurred to me today that an oddball encounter that I had with a customer service agent two weeks ago was oddball because . . . the agent was an algorithm, not a human being.
So here’s one of the BA’s primary messages — beer is good for the economy — being dished up by the “other” beer trade group. The BI is coopting the craft beer gospel, right?
Because in my heart, to borrow Anne Frank’s phrase, I believe that if we understand that the past is different from the present, then we also understand that the future is ours to shape.