At some point (probably one we’ve already passed), weblog technology will be seen as a platform for so many forms of publishing, filtering, aggregation, and syndication that blogging will stop referring to any particularly coherent activity. The term ‘blog’ will fall into the middle distance, as ‘home page’ and ‘portal’ have, words that used to mean some concrete thing, but which were stretched by use past the point of meaning.
Clay Shirky writing in 2003. Pretty prescient considering that’s 12 years ago.
Energy is not a matter of age, it’s a matter of your position, it’s what you do.
Coach K after winning his 1,000th game.
I’d rather make less product and make it better, so that my customers come back after 35, 40 years, as they are now. That’s a really nice feeling.
Frank Clegg, in an interview with Om Malik.
Reading and experience train your model of the world. And even if you forget the experience or what you read, its effect on your model of the world persists. Your mind is like a compiled program you’ve lost the source of. It works, but you don’t know why.
How You Know by Paul Graham.
The destruction of property is a red herring, used to divert attention from the fact that it is the goals, not the methods, of the protests that the media and the state object to.
Black Riot, from 2013 but topical again.
Overcrowded prisons, rapid gentrification, industrial disasters, and predatory banking practices aren’t bugs, they’re features of our current historical moment.
What Would a Better Technological Society Look Like?