Rough mental dump, because I was excited by the Quartz news app coming out today.
Two years ago I signed up my office for Slack and have been wanting to build chat bots of all kinds since then.
During my formative years in high school my teacher extolled the benefits of reading. You might never be able to go all over the world and live a hundred different lives, but if you read a lot of books, you may end up learning even more. And then we had to memorize the word "vicarious".