The Persistence of Memory – Wikipedia

The well-known surrealist piece introduced the image of the soft melting pocket watch. It epitomizes Dalí’s theory of “softness” and “hardness”, which was central to his thinking at the time. As Dawn Adès wrote, “The soft watches are an unconscious symbol of the relativity of space and time, a Surrealist meditation on the collapse of our notions of a fixed cosmic order”. This interpretation suggests that Dalí was incorporating an understanding of the world introduced by Albert Einstein’s theory of special relativity. Asked by Ilya Prigogine whether this was in fact the case, Dalí replied that the soft watches were not inspired by the theory of relativity, but by the surrealist perception of a Camembert melting in the sun.


Waffles are a mystery to me in a way that pancakes aren’t. My pancake batter is pretty consistent—my waffle batter is thick one time, thin the next. A pancake you can watch as it cooks on the griddle, while the waffle forms unseen within the iron. The same amount of pancake batter poured upon the griddle produces relatively uniform cakes. The same amount of batter poured on the waffle iron produces a varying amount of either over- or under-filled waffles. I can consistently get about the same number of pancakes from a batch of batter, but the number of waffles produced is different each time. I’ve made the perfect pancake many times over; I’ve yet to make a perfect waffle.


Just discovered that you can pinch the onscreen iPad keyboard into a small iPhone keyboard, which you can then position wherever you’d like in the screen. I’m walking, writing, and sipping coffee. This device definitely sparks joy.


I don’t understand the “magic” moment the iPad community seems to be going through with the new keyboard and cursor. I’ve been using an iPad as my primary computing device for years, and I’ve never once thought that I need a mouse or trackpad.

You don’t need a pointing device when you have a touchscreen, right? It’s built-in. It’s called your finger.