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

23 October 2016
I don’t really believe in originality, because there are a limited number of stories, but there’s an unlimited number of ways to tell them… I believe it is only theft if you take somebody’s idea before they’ve realized it and say it was your own, and then you’re just a full-on asshole… [But] if you take something that moved you and you make another version, I think that’s just beautiful. I think that’s just the nature of creating things.

Jim Jarmusch (via austinkleon)

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20 October 2016

– Alan Bennet - History Boys

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20 October 2016
Whatever it may do in the real world, to the computer program, it’s just another device.

—Ted Nelson’s 1974 book, Computer Lib

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15 October 2016
I wanted to create a sensation in fiction when you’re online and you fall down a rabbit hole and you’re like, what the hell just happened, and you fall down another rabbit hole

—Douglas Coupland

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09 October 2016

From Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley by Antonio García Martínez

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02 October 2016
I was under no illusion that I was going to be some big movie star. My dad said, ‘If you got hit by a bus tomorrow, were you living your life truthfully, or were you waiting to get rich?’ If I died and my soul started leaving my body, would I be looking down going, 'You idiot. You could have gone to Prague, you could have been on Broadway’? Those are the things I wanted to do.

—Julianna Margulies

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