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mostly media and technology issues that i'm thinking about.. but also bits and pieces that just catch my eye.

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Apr
15th
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thoughts on self kindness, by meditation teacher, Peter Fernando

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Apr
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After a one-hundred-and-fifty year hiatus during which the person-to-person aspect of media was overshadowed by centralised mass media operating on a broadcast model, the pendulum has swung back. Social forms of media based on sharing, copying, and personal recommendation, which prevailed for centuries, have been dramatically reborn, supercharged by the Internet
— from Tom Standage’s book, Writing on the Wall. An interesting read.
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Apr
7th
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Rather, our reasoning becomes rationalizing when we’re dealing with questions where the answers could threaten our tribe — or at least our social standing in our tribe.
How politics makes us stupid, by Ezra Klein, via Vox
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It allows you to go deeper into the truth. You are not constrained by the facts, you can put anything down and you can take chances and try and find ways of articulating what people know to be true but present it in a fresh way.
— Peter Matthiessen on the possibilities of fiction, via a 2002 profile in the Guardian 
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Apr
5th
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Lawrence Lessig at TED 2014 talking about political reform. Always impressive. 

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Apr
4th
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newyorker:

A cartoon by William Haefeli. 

newyorker:

A cartoon by William Haefeli

(Source: newyorker.com)

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Apr
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