16.04, Friday 11 Mar 2011

List of quotes from Ayn Rand.

Rand developed the philosophy of Objectivism, in which the pursuit of one's individual happiness and productive achievement is the highest moral purpose.

One should not depend on nor sway to others.

Rand: The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.

Anyway, I've been thinking about an email app built on a principle of Objectivism. At the moment, my email client defaults to doing nothing, and I must intervene to create action (ie, write a reply).

But if I had an Objectivist email app, it would automatically respond to all emails with stock enabling and forceful replies after a period of (say) 15 minutes, and I would have to intervene if I wanted it to not do that.