Our friend Yossi Vardi who is featured prominently in Nick Paumgarten's New Yorker piece received the following letter from Shimon Peres, former prime minister and current Vice Premier of Israel -
I read the entertaining and charming article about the conference in Governors Island. You are one of a kind . I don’t understand why playing with gadgets is considered "useless". Maybe when we all turn to "useless" there will be no more wars and hatred .