I loved this brief interview with Bill Nye the Science Guy in The Wall Street Journal. So many clever bits here.
I couldn’t agree more with this opinion of a book everyone should read. Elements of Style is on my bookshelf and one of my top ten all-around recommendations:
A book everyone should read is: The Elements of Style by William Strunk and E.B. White. Omit needless words!
On his attire of choice:
My uniform is: a sportcoat and a bow tie. I started wearing bow ties in high school; it was then I realized their great utilitarian nature: They do not slip into your soup. They also do not flip into your flask when you’re in a lab. My favorite place to buy them is Seigo Neckwear, whose silk is really beautiful.
I am amazed by contact lenses too:
A technology that amazes me is: my contact lenses. They are multifocal. They breathe. They let water pass through them. And they’re disposable. Six bucks!
On paying attention when driving:
One thing everyone should do more of is: just drive while you’re driving. I have a custom license-plate holder. It says: “Try monotasking.”
The only thing that I disagreed with:
The most overrated tech trend is: binge watching. Sorry, I love you all, but I do not understand it. Knock yourselves out.
I’m anxiously awaiting for House of Cards, Season 3. Which I will likely binge watch.
Read the rest of the interview with Bill Nye here.