Amazon’s Kindle eBook reader offers a way for users to highlight quotes and sections of text they like. This info is then posted on Amazon’s site.
Nicholas Carr’s The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains had the most highlights in the Tech category, with quotes like:
“feelings are intoxicating–so much so that they can distract us from the Net’s deeper cognitive consequences.”
Downtime finds five cans of Special Brew has pretty much the same effect.
Downtime also warmed to:
“As hard as you try, you will never lose a lot of weight in a single day; you need the collective effect of many days, weeks, even months…”
from The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. But it helps if you don’t keep going to the supermarket to BOGOF fat offers.