post-it notes

pasted around my monitor. Clockwise, starting top left:

“valuation, revenue, cash burn, forecasts” – useful financial metrics for privately held companies.

“when hairballs come to fruition” – a particularly juicy mixed metaphor, courtesy of our London editor, famous for such.

Dial-in number for Monday morning editorial conference call.

To-do list – stories in progress.


The Tibetan Book of Thoroughbred Training, from Jane Smiley’s novel Horse Heaven.

A chart equating the old, familiar IBM product names (S/390, AS400) with their bland replacements (zSeries, iSeries).

Mobile number for Nick in New York.

One post-it note has been banished to my noticeboard: it lists Borges’ animals.

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