“The theory of machinery is that it saves time, but Stanford himself noted of such machinery that ‘if you could limit man’s wants it might be called ‘labor saving,’ but as there are no limits to his wants, the machinery really increases the power of production.’ That is, the industrialized world wants more goods, not more time, and so the machinery doesn’t increase freedom and leisure, it increases production and consumption.”
“Twitter is for your mind, Facebook is for your heart. Twitter lets you indulge intellectually and is more about connecting with information than people.” —http://www.buzzfeed.com/jonah/should-you-buy-facebook-stock
“For fifty-seven glorious minutes, its impossibly intricate tapestry of buzzing techno synthesizers, distorted electric guitars, cheesy drum machines, and subdued vocals generate a sense of bodily movement through a landscape of beauty, disappointment, glory, and decrepitude. Dead Cities not only envelops you, but also affords you room to explore its vast expanse.” —The Pitchfork review of Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts
“Education doesn’t change life much. It just lifts trouble to a higher plane of regard.” —
Thinking about things that happened a year ago.
I feel old, but then young again.
- Dino: axe is middle-english version of ask.
- Dino: it's making an unexpected comeback, and meeting with rejection by the conservative linguists