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Day 249

Cheap but noisy coffee

The wonders of cheap coffee is that you have to put up with noise, which distracts from thinking.

The book is not as good as I'd hoped Steven Pinker Enlightenment Now. Although it's good I'm finding some of Pinker's arguments boarding on optimistic naivety. I'm a huge flag waver of the Enlightenment movement and dislike the bias of modernity to undermine progress and humanism but Pinker tries to be too positive on inequality & environmental issues. Arguing wealth and tech solves all through rising standards. It's all very American centric as well, big negative in my books.

Oh well time to venture back to reality and leave the daytime drinkers to their playtime. At least it's quieter on the street!

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