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I collect memes that resonate and this morning found this one, which prompted me to publish them all to a new web site. From time to time I will choose a new one to share.
The Full Collection
I don't know Stathis Gourgouris - but I know one of his very best friends - who sent this to me yesterday.
“Much will be written about this shocking event and much nostalgia to be expected. I suggest we listen very carefully to Blackstar, the last artwork to be created by this extraordinary man, which is the epitome of late-style performativity. It’s all there — all that he has done, and yet nothing like he has ever done before. The gesture of finishing a great artwork and then letting life finish right afterward is a magnificent lesson in coming to terms with finitude — of self, of time, of matter.”
this is the 2nd post in my series of Bowie Tributes - enjoy
<blockquote>There’s no reason to believe that what’s good for bankers is good for America.</blockquote>
[ Source : Paul Krugman – New York Times
via Stowe Boyd ]
<blockquote>"A new model is to put users of the internet in control of their own data. Let them decide who they trade it with and for what reward," says StJohn Deakins, chief executive of CitizenMe, a group helping consumers take control of their own data and monetise it.</blockquote>
[ Source : BBC News ]
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Bill Gurley argues that tech startups are overvalued, profits are underrated, and a bust is coming.
Not new, it’s a recurring theme.
[ Source : MIT Technology Review ]
I just <strong>love</strong> this story :-)
A fan scams his way in to a back stage pass. I wonder how long before this becomes a more serious issue. As far as I can tell from the article, the band enjoyed his company.
Then Spargo pulled up the Peking Duk Wikipedia page on his phone, which listed him under “family” – as of moments ago.
[ Source : The Guardian ]
This arrived in my inbox this morning.
We need to watch for our inability to separate emotion from perception, a willingness to accept illusion for reality either because it feels good or it reinforces familiar downward spiral neural pathways.
It reminded me a little of this quote, but it really resonated because I was listening to this just yesterday. Sometimes things just come together.
<blockquote>It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.</blockquote>
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Sometimes, you just get hit out of the blue and the funny bone gets bumped. Just happened.</span></p>
Rands In Repose is in my daily RSS feed – and after reading his (excellent) drone post this morning, I popped over to his web site to see what else I could find. His about page includes the following;
“Post whatever you like. I won’t edit content or attribution of any comment.
However, I’ll delete whatever comment I like.”
I know what he meant, but the phrasing just stopped me in my tracks and put a smile on my face.
Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past.