In the last 48 hours, I have been in four airports: Washington Dulles, London, Nairobi (Kenya), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania). As I wandered around these airports, I felt like I should have some witty observation about airports. Or – short of that – like I should be gathering some data. What kind of data would be interesting to gather in airports? Ideas are welcome.
“Philosophy is really homesickness: the wish to be everywhere at home.” – Friedrich Nietzche
I don’t know anything about philosophy,* but this idea of being everywhere at home seems deeply appealing.
* I know this because on the plane, I tried to read philosopher Nancy Cartwright’s Hunting Causes and Using Them on my flight and – even though it is about intersections between philosophy and economics – I mostly had no idea what she was talking about.
Hat tip to Blattman for getting me thinking, not about the presentation I’m giving in 14 hours.