Monthly Archives: December 2011

Some really great quotes I read today

The first, from Graham Harman’s ‘Circus Philosophicus’, from the final chapter ‘The Sleeping Zebra’, pp.65-66: “Latour was in a listening mood, and politely allowed me to expound on the recent mutation of the critic into the full-fledged troll: that despicable stock character of the … Continue reading

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‘Why women don’t like appearing on TV‘ by Suzanne Moore at The Guardian. Women, if I have to generalise, are very good at faking some things but not always the things that matter. We want to be liked and are … Continue reading

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Presented without comment #28

‘If Everyone Else is Such an Idiot, How Come You’re Not Rich?‘ by Megan McArdle at The Atlantic. But how do we get from “that was a bad idea” to “Reed Hastings doesn’t understand what business he’s in?”  When internet … Continue reading

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My Laptop

Those following along on twitter and Facebook will probably already be aware of the ongoing saga of my somewhat hobbled laptop. For the rest of you, about a month or so ago now my Laptop started malfunctioning, with the likely … Continue reading

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‘We Are All Human Microphones Now‘ by Richard Kim at The Nation. There’s something inherently pluralistic about the human mic too; it’s almost impossible to demagogue, to interrupt and shout someone down or to hijack the General Assembly for your … Continue reading

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