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My great friend and mentor Doc Searls posted a poignant eulogy to Leonard Cohen.

I had no idea he felt the same way I do about his music.

Through the soundtrack of my life, nobody else taught more about how to be a man, a lover, and a human being with one foot in the temporary world and the other in eternity.

I’ve listened over and over to all of his albums. I especially like “The Future” and “Ten New Songs.” His new album—“Songs from a Room” is also fabulous.

His music played a huge role in getting me through many a tough time, A Thousand Kisses Deep.

The ponies run,
the girls are young,
The odds are there to beat.
You win a while, and then it’s done –
Your little winning streak.
And summoned now to deal
With your invincible defeat,
You live your life as if it’s real,
A Thousand Kisses Deep.

 

And sometimes when the night is slow,
The wretched and the meek,
We gather up our hearts and go,
A Thousand Kisses Deep.

At the Internet Identity Workshop last week, I met a wonderful person named Mei Lin. She is so passionate about bringing technology to what she refers to as “the next 1.5 billion.”

Mei and Doc were also fast friends.

She sent me an outline of her thinking.

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