When I was in the Navy we had a Chief who was dark dark brown, and we would watch movies in the dark in our small compartment. Well there was a small ladder that led to an apartment above the one we were in with no door. One day we were watching a movie in the dark and the Chief was above us, he climbs down and stands there for a while and they says, “What are you watching?” and one of my shipmates nearly had a heart attack and said “Chief you have to smile or something or we won know you there!”.
SAGAL: Here’s your first question. There are, of course, a lot of specialty shoes. Which of these might you really be able to slip onto your own feet? A, ski walkers, shoes that sprout skis when you want to get down a snowy hill quickly, B, phone holder shoes, which can hold your smartphone in the toes so you can just look at your feet and enjoy some YouTube or C, no place like home shoes, you click your heels together three times and a GPS unit guides you home..
We have solid examples of how Apple actually looks at these market opportunities and eventually responds. For example, Apple did not invent the MP3 player. But once these devices had become established as products with potential, Apple released the iPod and made an MP3 player that was better than anything on the market at the time and today it still owns 75% of the MP3 market..
Art, on what I shall call the ‘standard reading,’ is uniquely capable of facilitating a justification of existence and thereby repudiating Schopenhauer’s disheartening account of the character of human experience and its objects. Sebastian Gardner, for example, maintains that BT contains the ‘boldest statement’ of an outlook that ‘reappears throughout Nietzsche’s writings,’ namely, that ‘justification can only be aesthetic.’ In a similar vein, Bernard Reginster attributes to Nietzsche the claim that seeing the world as justified ‘is essentially an aesthetic or artistic stance’ and says that Nietzsche ‘dismisses’ the possibility of a non aesthetic justification. And Werner Dannhauser summarizes Nietzsche’s basic position as that ‘all comprehensive responses to man’s situation which preserve life can be called art; different responses lead to different forms of existence,’ which presumably are supposed to be non life preserving.