Sunday, 15 September 2013

160 chars: Surplus

"Too many musicians = healthy for culture, not so much for aesthetics, and shit for musicians" - via Rocknerd

Sunday, 14 April 2013

160 chars: Praise

Old days: people praised the powerful.
Nowadays: mixed feelings about power, praise reserved for pets.
Organised religions please note.

Thursday, 4 April 2013

160 chars: For Iain Banks

call me highway call me conduit call me lightning rod scout catalyst observer call me what you will i was there when i was required #toiain

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

The Internet since 1995

re: The Internet in 1995

The internet has done things that few people imagined back in 1995. The internet is now about 7000 days old, its already completely changed media and commerce, how we socialise is being transformed, the next big shift is probably in education (which thus far has been based on the idea that you need to get people into a room together if you want to disseminate knowledge efficiently). Ultimately, I think its going to change the way we think as well.

In 1995 I was literally wasting hours of my life debating things with people that could be largely settled these days with 5 minutes of googling. I'm starting to realise that most of the pre-internet thinking I did was akin to stumbling around in the dark.

(originally a comment on this metafilter thread)

Thursday, 7 March 2013

In our hands