TRY LIFE WITHOUT A COMPUTER OR CELL PHONE DAY
Charles Babbage 1791 – The ‘Irascible Genius’
He offended many whose support he needed behaving as though being right entitled him to be rude.
“If unwarned by my example, any man shall undertake and shall succeed in really constructing an engine … upon different principles or by simpler mechanical means, I have no fear of leaving my reputation in his charge, for he alone will be fully able to appreciate the nature of my efforts and the value of their results.”
Definition of irascible: marked by hot temper and easily provoked anger
Babbage designed the first automatic computing engines. He invented computers but failed to build them. The first complete Babbage Engine was completed in London in 2002, 153 years after it was designed.
*Don’t be irascible today. You may offend people, whose support you need.
Whose support do you need?
Jared Leto 1971
Leto is a cycling enthusiast and has 3 days a week of weightlifting mixed with outdoor activities and yoga.
*Try any day of this Jared Leto Joker Workout. Or you can pick cycling, weightlifting, or yoga. For motivation listen to Leto’s band – Thirty Seconds to Mars.
John Walsh 1945
“You either let it kill you, you let it break your heart and destroy you forever, or you try to make sure that Adam didn’t die in vain,” Walsh remembers Wright telling him.
“That conversation with Dr. Wright was my come-to-Jesus moment. I went home, and I stopped feeling sorry for myself.”
From that moment on, John Walsh set out to make sure his son did not die in vain.
*In honor of John Walsh’s birthday, think of making a commitment to supporting The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in your community.
Martin Cooper 1928 – inventors of the computer and cell phone share a birthday today.
“Everything we do is an improvement,” “The challenge is not to create technology for the sake of technology. Technology should only improve people’s lives. If you try to create a technology that is too advanced, people are not going to use it. Good technology could be intuitive, better technology might be transparent, but the best technology is invisible. It solves your problem, it makes you more comfortable, it makes you more productive and you don’t even know it’s there. That’s where we’re going, but we’re a long way from there.”
*As this year is coming to an end, you may be thinking about getting a head start on a business idea for next year. Focus on solving real problems – something that can improve people’s lives.
Kit Harington 1986 – watch Game of Thrones
*Watch Harington in HBO’s Game of Thrones. Your future may depend on it.
Ozzie Smith 1954
Ozzie’s Sports Bar and Restaurant in St. Louis – Ozzie Platter – toasted ravioli, potato skins, chicken fingers and mozzarella cheese sticks
*Eat like you are at “The Wizard’s” sports bar and make your own “Ozzie Platter”. Wash it all down with a “backflip”.
Have a Fireball Jon Snow Cone for dessert.
SNUB – Beth Behrs 1985