Friday, February 19, 2016

Marissa Mayer News

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:45 AM

"Have you ever thought about
 the properties of numbers?"

 — "The Maiden" in Shaw's
 Back to Methuselah , quoted in
 the Fritz Leiber Changewar  story
“No Great Magic” (1963), Part V

Monday, July 25, 2016

She Thrusts Her Fists Against the Posts …

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:38 AM

Tabs: Log24 posts and 'Yahoo Gives Up the Ghost'

Popular Mechanics  today

"Per the New York Times , embattled CEO Marissa Mayer
will not be joining the company, but is expected to receive
a $40 million severance package—as always, it pays to be
the boss. But Mayer said in a Tumblr post that she planned
to stay on
—while Verizon exec Marni Walden seemed to
indicate Meyer's future may still be up in the air."

Monday, May 30, 2016

Perfect Universe

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 7:00 PM

(A sequel to the previous post, Perfect Number)

Since antiquity,  six has been known as
"the smallest perfect number." The word "perfect"
here means that a number is the sum of its 
proper divisors — in the case of six: 1, 2, and 3.

The properties of a six-element set (a "6-set") 
divided into three 2-sets and divided into two 3-sets
are those of what Burkard Polster, using the same 
adjective in a different sense, has called 
"the smallest perfect universe" — PG(3,2), the projective
3-dimensional space over the 2-element Galois field.

A Google search for the phrase "smallest perfect universe"
suggests a turnaround in meaning , if not in finance, 
that might please Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer on her birthday —

The semantic  turnaround here in the meaning  of "perfect"
is accompanied by a model  turnaround in the picture  of PG(3,2) as
Polster's tetrahedral  model is replaced by Cullinane's square  model.

Further background from the previous post —

See also Kirkman's Schoolgirl Problem.

Perfect Number

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 10:00 AM

"Ageometretos me eisito."—
"Let no one ignorant of geometry enter."—
Said to be a saying of Plato, part of the
seal of the American Mathematical Society—

For the birthday of Marissa Mayer, who turns 41 today —

VOGUE Magazine,
AUGUST 16, 2013 12:01 AM

"As she works to reverse the fortunes of a failing Silicon Valley
giant, Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer has fueled a national debate
about the office life, motherhood, and what it takes to be the
CEO of the moment.

'I really like even numbers, and
I like heavily divisible numbers.
Twelve is my lucky number—
I just love how divisible it is.
I don’t like odd numbers, and
I really don’t like primes.
When I turned 37,
I put on a strong face, but
I was not looking forward to 37.
But 37 turned out to be a pretty amazing year.
Especially considering that
36 is divisible by twelve!'

A few things may strike you while listening to Marissa Mayer
deliver this riff . . . . "

Yes, they may.

A smaller number for Marissa's meditations:

Six has been known since antiquity as the first "perfect" number.
Why it was so called is of little interest to anyone but historians
of number theory  (a discipline that is not, as Wikipedia notes, 
to be confused with numerology .)

What part geometry , on the other hand, played in Marissa's education,
I do not know.

Here, for what it's worth, is a figure from a review of posts in this journal
on the key role played by the number six in geometry —

Wednesday, May 25, 2016


Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:30 AM

For the Church of Synchronology

Marissa Mayer, as illustrated on the cover
of the current issue of Variety , and
Mira Sorvino, as discussed in posts of
Feb. 20, 2009 (a date suggested by the
arXiv upload date in the previous post).

Friday, February 26, 2016

The Manifest O

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:00 PM

"The Manifesto of Futurism  Revisited" —     

Related material — "Manifesto" in this  journal — 
                                 more specifically, "Manifest O."

The phrase GET SPIKED BY EMAIL* above suggests a review of
"Something in the Way She Moves" and "Marissa and the Dropbox."

See also

Marissa Mayer, not amused

* "Get spiked in your inbox every Friday for free."

Sunday, February 21, 2016

The Masonic Mandorla

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 7:45 PM

A post for Tom Hanks and Dan Brown

Fictional Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon, as portrayed by Tom Hanks

Yahoo! President and CEO Marissa Mayer delivers a keynote
during the Yahoo Mobile Developers Conference on February 18,
2016, at Nob Hill Masonic Center in San Francisco, California.
Credit: Stephen Lam

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Something in the Way She Moves

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:18 PM

Continued from Self-Awareness 
and Master Class 

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Design Wars

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 4:04 PM

"… if your requirement for success is to be like Steve Jobs,
good luck to you." 

— "Transformation at Yahoo Foiled by Marissa Mayer’s 
Inability to Bet the Farm," New York Times  online yesterday

"Design is how it works." — Steve Jobs

Related material:  Posts tagged Ambassadors.

Sculpture by Josefine Lyche of Cullinane's eightfold cube at Vigeland Museum in Oslo

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Nicht Spielerei

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 8:24 PM

(Continued from New Year's Eve, 2014)

Or not.

"On this most holy of art holidays…."

App News

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:30 AM

Yahoo's Marissa Mayer makes pitch to app developers

By Matt O'Brien
POSTED:   02/20/2015 06:12:32 AM PST

"Mayer described the conference as a 'forkpoint' 
in Yahoo's evolution toward a stronger mobile
presence and a chance to share with independent
developers some of the fruits of Yahoo's recent
growth. It also helps Yahoo leave its mark, and its
ads, on an entire network of apps not developed
by the company."

See also yesterday's post on the film "App."

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Happy Chinese Year of the Goat

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:00 PM

From YouTube —

"Published on Oct 13, 2014" * —

Tine Goat Cheese ad by Henry Moore Selder
Prod Co: Bacon
Agency: Try Oslo
Creatives: Caroline Ekrem & Sara Hødnebø

* See also, in this journal, that date, and The Ten.

Friday, November 28, 2014

The Soul of Stanford

Filed under: General — m759 @ 6:00 PM

A search for background on the academic
author cited in the previous post yields…

"The debate is, in the words of one professor,
'a struggle for the intellectual soul of Stanford.'"

Some may doubt there is such a thing.
See Marissa Mayer in this journal…

and in Vogue  (a story dated August 16, 2013)—

IMAGE- Marissa Mayer on numbers in Vogue magazine

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Ten

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:00 AM

Marissa Mayer Says Cheese.

Related material:  The previous post and  Cheesy Consolation Prize .

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Shining Forth

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:30 PM

Continued from remarks of Marissa Mayer at Davos last year —

Related material — This evening's NY lottery

and Log24 post number 1424 —

IMAGE- 'The Exorcist,' 1973

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Master Class

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:09 PM

Picasso Ballet: Photo by David Douglas Duncan

Another step —

Yahoo COO who clashed with Marissa Mayer is on his way out

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

OWL Time Ontology

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:18 AM

Continued from yesterday's 9 PM (ET) post.

Here KR stands for Knowledge Representation .
See also some ontology remarks by Marissa Mayer.

Thursday, January 9, 2014


Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:00 AM

Meanwhile, at a different office

IMAGE- Marissa Mayer on numbers in Vogue magazine

Click (or tap) Marissa for The Story of N.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:00 PM

Margalit Fox in The New York Times  this evening

Judith Daniels, the founding editor in chief of Savvy ,
the first glossy magazine aimed at executive women,
died on Sunday at her home in Union, Me. She was 74….

Savvy  will not tell you how to be a good secretary,”
one of its early promotional fliers read. “Savvy  will tell you
how to hire a good secretary— and how to fire.”

From the date of Daniels' death:  The Crossword Omen.

See, too,  Vogue  in this journal and Ontology.

From a post of January 26, 2013

IMAGE- Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and the ontology of entities

Sally in the 2013 film Oblivion : "Are you an effective team?"

Saturday, August 17, 2013

The Story of N…

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 8:28 PM


IMAGE- Marissa Mayer on numbers in Vogue magazine

— Marissa Mayer in the current Vogue  online

Tuesday, February 5, 2013


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:24 PM

From January 26, 2013

IMAGE- Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer at Davos and the ontology of entities

Related material: "universe of discourse"

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Shining Forth

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:09 AM

See noon yesterday 

IMAGE- Yahoo's Marissa Mayer on the ontology of entities

and the date of Donald Hornig’s death:

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Nine Years

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 PM

IMAGE- Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and the ontology of entities

Excerpt from an essay cached nine years ago:

"The current dominant conceptual framework
which pictures the self as an inner entity
is slowly breaking up. And I am convinced that
some, if not all, of the approaches to the self
sketched here will form the basis for a new
conceptual framework…."

Context for the essay: 

A journal issue titled "The Opening of Narrative Space" (pdf, 475 KB)

For one sort of narrative space, see Giordano Bruno in this journal.

See also Nine Years.

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