I wrote a poem about community that’s called “Community Autopsy” —pronounce it like psychology because the poem goes on about that, and justice, and our abilities to make life good.
a tome of a poem about community.
This image is a screen grab. Tthe poem itself is so-o-o- long it’s too long for a blog post.
Look at history ruthlessly choosing itself, as if the entity known as Time is sculpting earth and we are mere ingredients, no more cognizant of ‘what’s happening’ than flour understands bread. We could realize that history is our first job, first duty, our first purpose. We could invent ourselves, and forcefully. But we barely recognize self determination.
History threw blogs away, for example. The first personal publishing platform, the first opportunity for a solitary voice to participate in large scale distribution. Before I grew disgusted with the effort, this domain brianhayes.com according to the Quantcast Audience Profile reached approximately 6,176 U.S. monthly people in the summer of 2009, generally attracting a 50+ and very slightly male biased, more educated audience.
And that’s that.
The view over Dresden from city hall following 3 days of Allied bombing in 1945
War/Photography, Richard Peter Sr.
Instead, I’ve been preserving links via thoughtshopper:
all customers are mayors
▶ Cities Weigh Taking Electricity Business From Private Utilities ◀
stand up and bill like a utility
▶ States look to a “tire tax” to have you pay for the miles you drive. http://www.enotrans.org/eno-brief/transportation-as-utility ← the web often loses pieces of itself
do not plant trees
▶ Solid gold can be deposited in Earth’s crust “almost instantaneously during earthquakes“
how to get charisma
▶ Power & Warmth & Toes: People actually learn charisma. http://www.bakadesuyo.com/2013/03/interview-olivia-teaches-charismatic/
power grid telecom mesh
▶ Networks are as important as your country.
well, don’t take it from me.
You don’t have to be bipolar to be a genius – but it helps
Study reveals that high-achievers are far more likely to be manic depressives
So ftrain fixes our communication frailty:
So-called “people” on the Internet are writing about how no one blogs any more.
I am one of these no-ones, by which they mean those of us who used to write things on the Internet and post them to our own servers, but have now instead gone over to decentralized services like Twitter and Tumblr and Facebook, where we spend our time—the diaspora of the alienated transformed by convenience into an aggregation of the aggrieved, or something like that. And they think it’s a shame, and it is a shame.
So I took the Blogging Challenge…
One graphic might steer imagination 1,000 directions; might automagically teach a kid to write a fine story.
thought diffusion… Folks say this 2 minutes is worth the click-through. Well?
It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs. —Vaclav Havel
Wherever my travels may lead, paradise is where I am. —Voltaire
Dance until you shatter yourself. —Rumi
Is it Monday or Numbday?
“All of that innovation comes from the simple process of letting the kids play and getting out of the way. Which, as you are aware, we are working as hard as we can to prevent, now, completely.
“Increasingly, around the world, the actual computing artifacts of daily life for individual human beings are being locked so you can’t hack them.
“The individual computing laboratory in every 12-year-old’s pocket is being locked down. If you prevent people from hacking on what they own themselves, you will destroy the engine of innovation from which everybody is profiting.
“The goal of the network operators is to attach every young human being to a proprietary network platform with closed terminal equipment that she can’t learn from, can’t study, can’t understand, can’t whet her teeth on, can’t do anything with except send text messages that cost a million times more than they ought to.”
More notes at Memex…
“Eben Moglen’s ‘Innovation in an Age of Austerity’.
If you watch nothing else this week, watch this.”
→gyre →fire →story →allegory →supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
Go ‘see’ how you can ‘hear’ a sound file for each of our words. Click below.
Your skin —the largest organ of the body— weighs about 9 lbs, releases up to 3 gallons of liquid each day, and sheds about 30,000 cells every minute.
George Orwell: ‘Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.’
1) The cost per patient discharged alive reflects the times.
2) Since 2001, mortality has been level while the cost per patient has escalated dramatically.
3) The post-2000 era, however, seems to be characterized by diminishing returns, with growth in costs far outpacing reductions in inpatient mortality.
New England Journal of Medicine
Naked Capitalism writes an exposé about the life work of one of America’s most successful propagandists, Malcolm Gladwell.
A comment from Goin’ South sums it up:
“What is truth,” Pilate asked.
In this age when the brains, tongues and typing fingers of scientists, academics, journalists and ‘public intellectuals’ are for sale, it’s quite a challenging question.
The truth is whatever you can pay to make it.
Yasha Levine and Mark Ames have launched the S.H.A.M.E. Project, which stands for “Shame the Hacks who Abuse Media Ethics.”
Its approach is to provide information about the background and funding sources of well-recognized journalists and pundits so that the public will be in a better position to recognize bias and hidden agendas in their reporting and analysis. You can find a S.H.A.M.E dossier on Gladwell here.
True search results are far below your screen.
Google is now become synthetic advertising.