How deeply cool is this man?

Terry Waite, when asked how he would feel about meeting the people who held him hostage, replied that he thought it was “highly unlikely”.

“I understand the Americans put a reward on their heads of $1m, and I don’t think they will come out and see me while it’s there. But I wouldn’t mind meeting them. It would be very interesting to see where they are some years later.”

From BBC News

How personally sorted do you have to become to say something as cool and genuine as that? Awesome (in the archaic sense of “awe”).

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The world, upside down.

Today we of this office learned of the failure of our company to secure a particular tranche of funding. Now regardless of the fact that this bid for funding is a very recent development, the various other circumstances of our company make it highly likely that this represented a make-or-break point for our investors.
With this in mind we are almost certainly facing an uncertain future here. To my mind it seems that closing the doors would realize so little of the investment that it would actually cost more to declare bankruptcy right now than to continue for the time being with a strict deadline for product-to-market and perhaps the introduction of new management. So the only real option seems to be downsizing.

So naturally one begins to speculate about who is to go, and when, and what the fuck will happen, how will I pay my debts? I was the last developer hired, so of course I’m worryin’ about this.

NP: [Depeche Mode | Waiting for the Night]

The world, upside down.

Today we of this office learned of the failure of our company to secure a particular tranche of funding. Now regardless of the fact that this bid for funding is a very recent development, the various other circumstances of our company make it highly likely that this represented a make-or-break point for our investors.
With this in mind we are almost certainly facing an uncertain future here. To my mind it seems that closing the doors would realize so little of the investment that it would actually cost more to declare bankruptcy right now than to continue for the time being with a strict deadline for product-to-market and perhaps the introduction of new management. So the only real option seems to be downsizing.

So naturally one begins to speculate about who is to go, and when, and what the fuck will happen, how will I pay my debts? I was the last developer hired, so of course I’m worryin’ about this.

NP: [Depeche Mode | Waiting for the Night]