DO some people have a special talent for serendipity? And if so, why? In 2008, an inventor named Steve Hollinger lobbed a digital camera across his studio toward a pile of pillows. “I wasn’t trying to make an invention,” he said. “I was just playing.”
Back when I was living in Katonah I got into a almost regular habit of reading The Economist thanks to a generous neighbor who would give me the issues from his subscription after he was done reading them so I was reading The Economist’s take on “the news” two to three weeks after the events took place.