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Published on 30 Jul 2014
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Of course experience isn’t the only danger. Dogma and ideology are even worse. They provide us with the answers, and put boundaries around our thinking. Ignoring the dogma invites ridicule, or even punishment. I suspect that’s why more ideological societies are less innovative. If we aren’t free to wander outside the realms of conventional thinking, then we won’t happen upon the opportunities that others have missed.

Escaping dogma is hard. From the inside, it simply looks like truth and reality. Watch out for any belief that limits the range of your thinking and exploration. This includes logic and reason. They are useful tools, but just as often work to keep us trapped inside of exclusionary belief systems. If you believe yourself to be a rational person, then you’re in the trap.

— Paul Buchheit

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Published on 30 Jul 2014

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Published on 29 Jul 2014

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Published on 22 Jul 2014

Nothing fools you better than the lie you tell yourself. - David P. Abbott was an Omaha magician who invented the basis of my ball trick back in 1907. He used to make a golden ball float around his parlor. After the show, Abbott would absent-mindedly leave the ball on a bookshelf while he went to the kitchen for refreshments. Guests would sneak over, heft the ball and find it was much heavier than a thread could support. So they were mystified. But the ball the audience had seen floating weighed only five ounces. The one on the bookshelf was a heavy duplicate, left out to entice the curious. When a magician lets you notice something on your own, his lie becomes impenetrable.

— Penn & Teller

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Published on 22 Jul 2014

Every woman in public life needs to develop skin as tough as rhinoceros hide.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

Published on 21 Jul 2014

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Published on 18 Jul 2014

Right now, there are more than a billion regular Android users, and each of their devices looks slightly different. With its material design push, Google wants to create a visual lingua franca, to make sure that every time you tap, swipe, or open an element on an Android phone, it behaves the same way. It’s an attempt to impose a small amount of order on a fragmented mishmash of devices, most of which Google has no immediate control over.


(Source: New York Magazine)

Published on 16 Jul 2014

If you’re gonna get a job that’s a little bit of a caper, that isn’t really a job, that under ideal circumstances you get to at least leave the building, find people more interesting than you, learn about something, come back and tell other people about it—that should be hard to get into. No wonder everybody’s lined up, trying to get into it. It beats working.

— David Carr, on journalism

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Published on 15 Jul 2014

So here I am, in the middle way, having had twenty years […]
Trying to learn to use words, and every attempt
Is a wholly new start, and a different kind of failure
Because one had only learnt to get the better of words
For the thing one no longer has to say, or the way in which
One is no longer disposed to say it.

— T. S. Eliot

Published on 15 Jul 2014
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