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新人の時に先輩から教わった一番大事なことは、とにかく儲かってる会社にいないとダメっていう教訓だと思う。自分が成果を出して儲からせたとか関係ないから儲かってる時に儲かってる場所にいれるかどうかが一番重要って言ってた。全然かっこよくないけど真実だと思う。
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「大型液晶テレビ。画面が大きいんです。画面が大きいと、家族みんなで見られるんです。皆さん! これまで小さなテレビを別々の部屋で見ていませんでしたか? この大画面液晶テレビ! 大きいですから居間に置きますね。くっきりはっきり大型、大画面液晶(高田社長はあえて同じ言葉を何度も繰り返すのが特徴)。家族みんなで見たいですね。お父さんも、お母さんも、お子さんたちも、おじいちゃんも、おばあちゃんも。どうです。家族が一つになって、1つの液晶大画面を見る。昔みたいな家族だんらんが戻ってくるんです」

 高田社長は、商品の性能を細かく説明するより、その商品を購入することで、一家にどんな幸せが訪れるかをイメージさせることに心を砕くのが常だ。

 「家族だんらんかあ。懐かしいなあ。ばあさん、わしの年金の積み立てで買ってもいいかなあ」

 あのハイトーン、ハイスピード、長崎なまりもすごいけど、高田社長が本当に優れているのは「幸せのイメージを伝える力」なのだ。

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STAP細胞をめぐる小保方晴子さんの騒動を見ていると、日本社会の重大な欠陥を見ているような気がして仕方がない。
 遠目には、頼りなさそうだが頑張っている若者を、既得権益に凝り固まったようなオヤジどもが寄ってたかっていじめているようにしか見えない。論文の書き方のルールだとか、都合のいいデータだけそろえる科学者がやってはいけない初歩的心得違いだとか、得意げに既存社会の正しさを並べ立てている。登場するオヤジどもはほぼ全員、ケチをつけることに関しては一生それだけにかけてきたような技を駆使して、自己保身と未熟な若者つぶしに全力を挙げている。嘆かわしい限りではないか。
 要はSTAP細胞ができるかどうかだけである。科学論文として不正かどうかなど、どうでもいい視野の狭い研究者の内輪での話だ。せっかくそれなりに頑張って苦労して「できた!」と若人が声を上げたのだ。そうか、じゃあちゃんとできるかどうか、みんなでもう1回やってみようじゃないか、と前向きに励まし協力してやるのがオヤジの役割だろう。
 学会内やその取り巻きの連中が何と言おうが、STAP細胞ができればそれで万々歳なのだ。うまくいかなかったら、だめだったねえ、こういう点に注意してもう一度頑張り直してみなさいと、再挑戦させるのが先輩・先達のとるべき正しい態度だろう。理研の思惑隠しとかいまさらの責任逃れや、権威へのごますり評論を含め、世間がやっていることはまるでその逆ではないか。細胞研究とは何の関わりもないところで大騒ぎしている。
 日本の優秀な若い研究者たちがより良い研究環境と雰囲気を求めて海外に勉強に行ってしまう真の事情を、連日われわれみんなで見てしまったような気がしてならない。これでまた若い優秀な頭脳流出は加速されるだろう。とても残念だ。
【小保方さんの騒ぎ】オヤジたちが情けない(4月16日) | 県内ニュース | 福島民報 (via atasinti)
しかし、「気持ち」中心主義の一番まずい点は、別にある。それは、成功していない者に対して、激励ではなく、逆に排撃に働くことである。「どんなことでも、やる気になればなんとかなる」というテーゼは、「成功していないのは、やる気がないからだ」と等価である。社会の『負け組』、底辺にいる奴らは、やる気がないのだから、酷い扱いを受けて当然だ、との考え方がここから出てくる。身分制思想よりも、ある意味もっとひどい、苛烈な差別感情である。
新しい決意と、「今のお気持ち」主義 (via do-nothing)
アマゾンの利益率は2%。20〜30%の利益率を享受してきたライバルのIT企業にとっては脅威。
それ以上に衝撃を与えたのは「CIAショック」。CIAの入札で、アマゾンより安い価格で応札したのにもかかわらずIBMが敗けてしまった。理由は性能や信頼性でアマゾンの方が上とCIAが判断したから。
アマゾン、クラウド事業で世界を席巻。その理由は? - 渋谷陽一の「社長はつらいよ」 (2014/04/01) | ブログ | RO69(アールオーロック) - ロッキング・オンの音楽情報サイト (via otsune)
「緊急時でも日本人は配給などの列を乱さない」というのは、個々人が礼節正しいという訳ではなく、「突出した者には制裁を加える」メソッドが蔓延しているからである。それは悪事の抑止には効果があるが、技術や才能の突出に対してもアレルギー的に働く
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chroniclesofamber:

Cyber-Dys-Punk-Topia
“There was a place near an airport, Kowloon, when Hong Kong wasn’t China, but there had been a mistake, a long time ago, and that place, very small, many people, it still belonged to China. So there was no law there. An outlaw place. And more and more people crowded in; they built it up, higher. No rules, just building, just people living. Police wouldn’t go there. Drugs and whores and gambling. But people living, too. Factories, restaurants. A city. No laws.”
—William Gibson, Idoru
It was the most densely populated place on Earth for most of the 20th century, where a room cost the equivalent of US$6 per month in high rise buildings that belonged to no country. In this urban enclave, “a historical accident”, law had no place. Drug dealers, pimps and prostitutes lived and worked alongside kindergartens, and residents walked the narrow alleys with umbrellas to shield themselves from the endless, constant dripping of makeshift water pipes above….
Kowloon ‘Walled’ City lost its wall during the Second World War when Japan invaded and razed the walls for materials to expand the nearby airport. When Japan surrendered, claims of sovereignty over Kowloon finally came to a head between the Chinese and the British. Perhaps to avoid triggering yet another conflict in the wake of a world war, both countries wiped their hands of the burgeoning territory.
And then came the refugees, the squatters, the outlaws. The uncontrolled building of 300 interconnected towers crammed into a seven-acre plot of land had begun and by 1990, Kowloon was home to more than 50,000 inhabitants….
Despite earning its Cantonese nickname, “City of Darkness”, amazingly, many of Kowloon’s residents liked living there. And even with its lack of basic amenities such as sanitation, safety and even sunlight, it’s reported that many have fond memories of the friendly tight-knit community that was “poor but happy”.
“People who lived there were always loyal to each other. In the Walled City, the sunshine always followed the rain,” a former resident told the South China Morning Post….
Today all that remains of Kowloon is a bronze small-scale model of the labyrinth in the middle a public park where it once stood.
This isn’t to say places like Kowloon Walled City no longer exist in Hong Kong….
— from Anywhere But Here: Kowloon “Anarchy” City
chroniclesofamber:

Cyber-Dys-Punk-Topia
“There was a place near an airport, Kowloon, when Hong Kong wasn’t China, but there had been a mistake, a long time ago, and that place, very small, many people, it still belonged to China. So there was no law there. An outlaw place. And more and more people crowded in; they built it up, higher. No rules, just building, just people living. Police wouldn’t go there. Drugs and whores and gambling. But people living, too. Factories, restaurants. A city. No laws.”
—William Gibson, Idoru
It was the most densely populated place on Earth for most of the 20th century, where a room cost the equivalent of US$6 per month in high rise buildings that belonged to no country. In this urban enclave, “a historical accident”, law had no place. Drug dealers, pimps and prostitutes lived and worked alongside kindergartens, and residents walked the narrow alleys with umbrellas to shield themselves from the endless, constant dripping of makeshift water pipes above….
Kowloon ‘Walled’ City lost its wall during the Second World War when Japan invaded and razed the walls for materials to expand the nearby airport. When Japan surrendered, claims of sovereignty over Kowloon finally came to a head between the Chinese and the British. Perhaps to avoid triggering yet another conflict in the wake of a world war, both countries wiped their hands of the burgeoning territory.
And then came the refugees, the squatters, the outlaws. The uncontrolled building of 300 interconnected towers crammed into a seven-acre plot of land had begun and by 1990, Kowloon was home to more than 50,000 inhabitants….
Despite earning its Cantonese nickname, “City of Darkness”, amazingly, many of Kowloon’s residents liked living there. And even with its lack of basic amenities such as sanitation, safety and even sunlight, it’s reported that many have fond memories of the friendly tight-knit community that was “poor but happy”.
“People who lived there were always loyal to each other. In the Walled City, the sunshine always followed the rain,” a former resident told the South China Morning Post….
Today all that remains of Kowloon is a bronze small-scale model of the labyrinth in the middle a public park where it once stood.
This isn’t to say places like Kowloon Walled City no longer exist in Hong Kong….
— from Anywhere But Here: Kowloon “Anarchy” City
chroniclesofamber:

Cyber-Dys-Punk-Topia
“There was a place near an airport, Kowloon, when Hong Kong wasn’t China, but there had been a mistake, a long time ago, and that place, very small, many people, it still belonged to China. So there was no law there. An outlaw place. And more and more people crowded in; they built it up, higher. No rules, just building, just people living. Police wouldn’t go there. Drugs and whores and gambling. But people living, too. Factories, restaurants. A city. No laws.”
—William Gibson, Idoru
It was the most densely populated place on Earth for most of the 20th century, where a room cost the equivalent of US$6 per month in high rise buildings that belonged to no country. In this urban enclave, “a historical accident”, law had no place. Drug dealers, pimps and prostitutes lived and worked alongside kindergartens, and residents walked the narrow alleys with umbrellas to shield themselves from the endless, constant dripping of makeshift water pipes above….
Kowloon ‘Walled’ City lost its wall during the Second World War when Japan invaded and razed the walls for materials to expand the nearby airport. When Japan surrendered, claims of sovereignty over Kowloon finally came to a head between the Chinese and the British. Perhaps to avoid triggering yet another conflict in the wake of a world war, both countries wiped their hands of the burgeoning territory.
And then came the refugees, the squatters, the outlaws. The uncontrolled building of 300 interconnected towers crammed into a seven-acre plot of land had begun and by 1990, Kowloon was home to more than 50,000 inhabitants….
Despite earning its Cantonese nickname, “City of Darkness”, amazingly, many of Kowloon’s residents liked living there. And even with its lack of basic amenities such as sanitation, safety and even sunlight, it’s reported that many have fond memories of the friendly tight-knit community that was “poor but happy”.
“People who lived there were always loyal to each other. In the Walled City, the sunshine always followed the rain,” a former resident told the South China Morning Post….
Today all that remains of Kowloon is a bronze small-scale model of the labyrinth in the middle a public park where it once stood.
This isn’t to say places like Kowloon Walled City no longer exist in Hong Kong….
— from Anywhere But Here: Kowloon “Anarchy” City
chroniclesofamber:

Cyber-Dys-Punk-Topia
“There was a place near an airport, Kowloon, when Hong Kong wasn’t China, but there had been a mistake, a long time ago, and that place, very small, many people, it still belonged to China. So there was no law there. An outlaw place. And more and more people crowded in; they built it up, higher. No rules, just building, just people living. Police wouldn’t go there. Drugs and whores and gambling. But people living, too. Factories, restaurants. A city. No laws.”
—William Gibson, Idoru
It was the most densely populated place on Earth for most of the 20th century, where a room cost the equivalent of US$6 per month in high rise buildings that belonged to no country. In this urban enclave, “a historical accident”, law had no place. Drug dealers, pimps and prostitutes lived and worked alongside kindergartens, and residents walked the narrow alleys with umbrellas to shield themselves from the endless, constant dripping of makeshift water pipes above….
Kowloon ‘Walled’ City lost its wall during the Second World War when Japan invaded and razed the walls for materials to expand the nearby airport. When Japan surrendered, claims of sovereignty over Kowloon finally came to a head between the Chinese and the British. Perhaps to avoid triggering yet another conflict in the wake of a world war, both countries wiped their hands of the burgeoning territory.
And then came the refugees, the squatters, the outlaws. The uncontrolled building of 300 interconnected towers crammed into a seven-acre plot of land had begun and by 1990, Kowloon was home to more than 50,000 inhabitants….
Despite earning its Cantonese nickname, “City of Darkness”, amazingly, many of Kowloon’s residents liked living there. And even with its lack of basic amenities such as sanitation, safety and even sunlight, it’s reported that many have fond memories of the friendly tight-knit community that was “poor but happy”.
“People who lived there were always loyal to each other. In the Walled City, the sunshine always followed the rain,” a former resident told the South China Morning Post….
Today all that remains of Kowloon is a bronze small-scale model of the labyrinth in the middle a public park where it once stood.
This isn’t to say places like Kowloon Walled City no longer exist in Hong Kong….
— from Anywhere But Here: Kowloon “Anarchy” City

chroniclesofamber:

Cyber-Dys-Punk-Topia

“There was a place near an airport, Kowloon, when Hong Kong wasn’t China, but there had been a mistake, a long time ago, and that place, very small, many people, it still belonged to China. So there was no law there. An outlaw place. And more and more people crowded in; they built it up, higher. No rules, just building, just people living. Police wouldn’t go there. Drugs and whores and gambling. But people living, too. Factories, restaurants. A city. No laws.

William Gibson, Idoru

It was the most densely populated place on Earth for most of the 20th century, where a room cost the equivalent of US$6 per month in high rise buildings that belonged to no country. In this urban enclave, “a historical accident”, law had no place. Drug dealers, pimps and prostitutes lived and worked alongside kindergartens, and residents walked the narrow alleys with umbrellas to shield themselves from the endless, constant dripping of makeshift water pipes above….

Kowloon ‘Walled’ City lost its wall during the Second World War when Japan invaded and razed the walls for materials to expand the nearby airport. When Japan surrendered, claims of sovereignty over Kowloon finally came to a head between the Chinese and the British. Perhaps to avoid triggering yet another conflict in the wake of a world war, both countries wiped their hands of the burgeoning territory.

And then came the refugees, the squatters, the outlaws. The uncontrolled building of 300 interconnected towers crammed into a seven-acre plot of land had begun and by 1990, Kowloon was home to more than 50,000 inhabitants….

Despite earning its Cantonese nickname, “City of Darkness”, amazingly, many of Kowloon’s residents liked living there. And even with its lack of basic amenities such as sanitation, safety and even sunlight, it’s reported that many have fond memories of the friendly tight-knit community that was “poor but happy”.

“People who lived there were always loyal to each other. In the Walled City, the sunshine always followed the rain,” a former resident told the South China Morning Post….

Today all that remains of Kowloon is a bronze small-scale model of the labyrinth in the middle a public park where it once stood.

This isn’t to say places like Kowloon Walled City no longer exist in Hong Kong….

— from Anywhere But Here: Kowloon “Anarchy” City

右脳は抽象概念を、左脳は言語を司ると言われているが、
なぜか日本語だけは右脳が言語処理に関係している。
これは全世界を見渡しても特異なことで、中国語や朝鮮語も
言語は左脳であって、日本語だけが独立した分布になっている。

ところが日本語以外でひとつだけ右脳優位の言語があるのが
わかっている。 それがポリネシア語。

右脳で言語処理が行われると、鳥や虫の声が言語として認識
される。それに対して欧米人(言語=左脳)の場合は鳥や虫の声は
雑音の一種としてしか聞こえない。

実はポリネシアの人が作ったゲームというのがある。
その中にはきっと虫の声とかが出てくるシーンがあるに
違いないと思って、入手してやってみたことがある。
そしたら確かにそういうシーンがあった。

主人公が敵の城砦に夜中に進入していくところで、秋の虫
みたいなのが鳴いていて、それによって情景を表現している
のだが、これは日本人でないとわからんだろうなあと思った。
日本のルーツは何?(シュメール、古代ヘブライ、アルタイ語族、百済、扶余族など):哲学ニュースnwk (via darylfranz)

若宮:日本の税収の約半分の金額がパチンコに流れているという事です。

ひろゆき:同じくらいの金額になってると。20兆円の売上っていうと、日本ってパチンコ何店舗くらいあるんですか?

若宮:今13,000店くらいですね。

ひろゆき:じゃあ一つあたり20億くらいの売上っていう事ですか? 

若宮:大きいとこは大きいですから。トップメーカーでマルハンという会社ありますね。そこは2兆円の売上ですよ、年間。

ひろゆき:年間2兆円。昔だってダイエーが売上1兆円とかで大騒ぎしてましたよね。それの倍ぐらいはあったんだ。

若宮:ユニクロが非常に今頑張ってますよね。ユニクロが連結で8000億円。

ひろゆき:ユニクロが8000億なんだ。でもその3倍ぐらいの売上をマルハンっていうパチンコ屋があげていると。

若宮:おっしゃる通りです。

ひろゆき:いやーすごいね。パチンコ業界入っておけば良かったよ。それくらい裕福にお金があるから、CMもガンガン打ったりするし、天下り団体が入ったりと。

若宮:当然のようにですね、蜜に群がる蟻のごとく色んな方が群がるわけですよ。マスコミを筆頭に、政治家も。

ひろゆき:政治家は例えば、どんな群がり方してるんですか?

若宮:アドバイザーという名前で。

ひろゆき「パチンコやる人ってバカなんですか?」 メディアが報じない、パチンコ業界のリアル | ログミー[o_O] (via odakin)

若宮:2009年には、年間で21兆650億がパチンコに浪費されています。

ひろゆき:売上として21兆円規模なんですか? でかいですね。

若宮:21兆650億ですから。

ひろゆき:トヨタの売上が2兆とかそんなんでしたっけ?

若宮:いや、40兆ちょっとですね。

ひろゆき:トヨタそんなにあるんですか、トヨタの半分。

若宮:国の年間の税収が42~3兆ですから。

ひろゆき:国家予算が90兆で半分借金で。

若宮:日本の税収の約半分の金額がパチンコに流れているという事です。

ひろゆき「パチンコやる人ってバカなんですか?」 メディアが報じない、パチンコ業界のリアル | ログミー[o_O] (via odakin)
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