Ben Nadel
On User Experience (UX) Design, JavaScript, ColdFusion, Node.js, Life, and Love.
I am the chief technical officer at InVision App, Inc - a prototyping and collaboration platform for designers, built by designers. I also rock out in JavaScript and ColdFusion 24x7.
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JohnM

Member since Nov 10, 2009

Recent Blog Comments By JohnM

  • Finally Finished Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged Audio Book

    Posted on Dec 21, 2011 at 4:38 PM

    Can I recommend looking up "All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace" a set of 3 documentaries by Adam Curtis. You'll find the series on on You Tube and vimeo etc. The first in this series is about Ayn Rand and her influence on the internet culture.... read more »

  • Finally Finished Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged Audio Book

    Posted on Jul 6, 2010 at 9:41 AM

    @aynfan - Well, she's certainly helped you with your anger issues.... read more »

  • Finally Finished Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged Audio Book

    Posted on May 16, 2010 at 8:24 PM

    @Glen, You look after a system of government, so it can look after you. You pay your taxes to get something in return, else yes it is theft. I've been in the US now for a little over 2 years. I'm beginning to relate to your way of thinking. The US system does very little to support the people. From... read more »

  • Finally Finished Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged Audio Book

    Posted on Apr 15, 2010 at 5:20 PM

    It's interesting that we're using sociological arguments to evaluate selfishness - Society is the polar opposite of selfishness. It has been stated that thinking about yourself will stimulate the economy which is good for everyone. (This would seem to indicate that we value things that are good for ... read more »

  • Finally Finished Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged Audio Book

    Posted on Mar 29, 2010 at 1:44 AM

    @SteveM, Not sure I buy it. The only thing that is true is that if you are selfish you will please yourself. There is no reason to think that that will lead to benefits for the society as a whole. If you're selfish you won't care about that - but when society has disintegrated you will miss it. Wh... read more »

  • Finally Finished Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged Audio Book

    Posted on Mar 18, 2010 at 1:18 PM

    @joaopft, Not disputing what you say - but... If I understand you correctly, you are saying that Positivism is based on sense experience (what I experience is what is), but Quantum theory states that the observing body and the observed subject cannot be separated - i.e. it is impossible to subjecti... read more »

  • Finally Finished Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged Audio Book

    Posted on Feb 11, 2010 at 12:30 AM

    I listened to the clip of Tolle and Oprah: I get very put off by people who talk in terms of energy. They talk as if Positive and Negative energies are tangible, and by calling them energies automatically adopt the conservation laws of physics. That's the sort of talk that leads to feng Shui. Not to... read more »

  • Finally Finished Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged Audio Book

    Posted on Nov 17, 2009 at 4:49 PM

    Taking the pursuit of selfishness in isolation might not do Rand justice. A second string to her philosophy is expectation that man raises themselves beyond the animalistic desires that lead to conflict and greed: "The men who attempt to survive, not by means of reason, but by means of force, are a... read more »

  • Finally Finished Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged Audio Book

    Posted on Nov 10, 2009 at 6:16 PM

    This is the first blog I've ever commented on - possibly because as a coldfusion guy interested in philosophy, this is the first blog I've come across about both coldfusion and philosophy. Several months ago I listened to an Audio book of Objectivism by Ayn Rand. Although I was drawn to her approac... read more »