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.


14 May 2013

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

– Stephen Fry


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


08 May 2013

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



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


24 April 2013

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

– Bopuc


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.



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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