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Stuff I'm reading, looking at, listening to, quotes and other scraps.

18 May 2013

That’s the nature of any creative activity — you’re mostly going to be rejected.

The New Yorker’s Bob Mankoff at a recent TED salon. When Mankoff quit psychology school in 1997 to become a cartoonist, he submitted 2,000 cartoons to the New Yorker that year. Of them, 2,000 were rejected. Today, he is the magazine’s cartoon editor.

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14 May 2013

“One technology doesn’t replace another, it compliments. Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators.”

– Stephen Fry

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09 May 2013

The printing press taught the people how to read; the internet taught the people how to write

Benjamin Bayart, from. Cypherpunks, Julian Assange et al., page 84/85

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08 May 2013

Utopian economy: generating money/jobs at the top rather than the middle or bottom of Maslow’s Pyramid of Needs. 

alaindebotton

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08 May 2013

The limits of my language are the limits of my mind. All I know is what I have words for.

– Ludwig Wittgenstein

27/04/2013 20:31

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24 April 2013

Reminder: communication, of any sort, is a form of mediated experience. Language is a medium, a technology.

– Bopuc

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13 April 2013

We exist in the minds of other people, in thousands of memory clusters, and one by one those clusters fade and disappear.

Twitter

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27 February 2013

If you don’t like your work, change it. If you don’t like your life, fix it.

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