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WANTED: Is Written Language DEAD OR ALIVE?

We are constantly altering the forms we have inherited from previous generations, and these changes are signs of life and vitality. Indeed: The things that don’t change, the forms that rigidify, come to look to us like death — and … Continue reading Continue reading

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Card-Carrying Members, Kind of Pregnant,… — Just Saying: Actions Do Not Speak Louder Than Words

If you maintain that (your) actions speak louder than (your) words, then that is an indication that you yourself are insincere. That is not some astounding new discovery, but it has significant impact on an online discussion I took part … Continue reading Continue reading

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How to create your future

Today, when people use retard media to search for what was created in the past — whether that be 5 minutes ago or 5 years ago — many will sub-consciously realize that search engines like Google have no interest in … Continue reading
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A Machine to Create the Future

One of my favorite chapters in E.F. Schumacher’s “Small is Beautiful” is called “A Machine to Foretell the Future” — in this chapter, Professor Schumacher criticized (more or less) what my father did for a living: Econometrics and econometric forecasting. … Continue reading
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The Truth Exists Neither in the Future Nor in the Past

The truth is that both the future and the past are myths.
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In the Information Age, People Will Not be Better Informed — They Will be Differently Informed

One of my favorite stories from my father’s work experiences is also a very simple one. It comes from a job he had at J.P. Stevens — which only lasted a year or two (I think) in the early 70s. … Continue reading
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Now and then there ought to be a way to create links between the past, the present and the future

As people get older, they carry around more and more “baggage”, and I think this baggage is usually considered to somewhat like a ball and chain — it is something that limits us (because it influences our behavior more than … Continue reading
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History will teach us something completely different

The next time you see a news story with a neat-o graph showing lots of numbers and statistics in lines, bar graphs, pie charts and what not — try to ask yourself some questions like these: When was the last … Continue reading
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Experience is retarded

I just read a great post by Jeremiah Owyang about “The Four Elements of Career Management in Business” — highly recommended, but I have some issues with it. First, the Founding Fathers had no experience in democracy. Neil Armstrong had … Continue reading
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