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November 02 2012

Die Idee, dass man für etwas nur eine einzige Beschreibung hat, [ist] in vielen Bereichen ein schlechter Ansatz. Das funktioniert vielleicht für mathematische Formeln oder technische Belange. Aber wenn ich mir vorstelle, ich habe nur einen einzigen Artikel, der zum Beispiel die Arbeit eines bestimmten Künstlers beschreibt oder das Vermächtnis eines Politikers, dann ist das lächerlich.
Jaron Lanier

March 14 2010

The control room of Cybersyn, a Chilean attempt at real-time computer-controlled planned economy in the years 1970–1973, when it was destroyed after a military coup. (via Hacker News)
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February 25 2010


Tautology (rhetoric) - Wikipedia

"an unnecessary or unessential repetition of meaning, using different and dissimilar words" – I see what you did there.
Reposted byfinMerari

February 12 2010

Buddha's Hand. I just spent an hour reading about citrus fruit on Wikipedia and it was so worth it.

April 26 2008

All of Wikipedia –every page, every edit, every talk page, every line of code, in every language that Wikipedia exists in– represents something like the cumulation of 100 million hours of human thought.
And television watching? Two hundred billion hours, in the U.S. alone, every year. ... We spend 100 million hours every weekend just watching the ads.
Clay Shirky: Gin, Television, and Social Surplus bestposts
Reposted byenkiraistlinphilippe
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