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Josh
Joshua Bond
Tyrant of Words
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"I believe in everything until it's disproved.
So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons."
(John Lennon)

Josh
Joshua Bond
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“All of our exalted technological progress, civilization for that matter, is comparable to an axe in the hand of a pathological criminal”.
(Albert Einstein (1879-1955), in a letter to Heinrich Zangger [1917])

Ahavati
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*cough*

If we crack an acorn, are we felling an oak? That is the question. . .

Josh
Joshua Bond
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... maybe Ahavati said:*cough*

If we crack an acorn, are we felling an oak? That is the question. . .


Very good question ... and observation.

Dylan Thomas to the rescue, ... maybe

"The hand that signed the paper felled a city;
Five sovereign fingers taxed the breath,
Doubled the globe of dead and halved a country;
These five kings did a king to death."
(first stanza of "The Hand That Signed The Paper")

Josh
Joshua Bond
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“I’m not telling you to make the world better I’m just telling you to live in it. Not just to endure it, not just to suffer it, not just to pass through it, but to live in it. To look at it. To take chances. To make your own work and take pride in it."
(Joan Didion, 1934-2021)

Josh
Joshua Bond
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"All successful life is Adaptable, Opportunistic, Tenacious, Interconnected, and Fecund. Understand this. Use it. Shape God
(Octavia E. Butler, 1947-2006 [Sci-fi author])

Northern1
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Iceland
Joined 15th Apr 2016
Forum Posts: 232

Fear of group rejection is the cowardice behind willful stupidity

(written in invisible ink on a bus station wall)

Josh
Joshua Bond
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“There is something in us, as storytellers and as listeners to stories, that demands the redemptive act, that demands that what falls at least be offered the chance to be restored. The reader of today looks for this motion, and rightly so, but what he has forgotten is the cost of it. His sense of evil is diluted or lacking altogether, and so he has forgotten the price of restoration. When he reads a novel, he wants either his sense tormented or his spirits raised. He wants to be transported, instantly, either to mock damnation or a mock innocence.”
(Flannery O'Connor, 1925-1964)

cold_fusion
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Josh said:“There is something in us, as storytellers and as listeners to stories, that demands the redemptive act, that demands that what falls at least be offered the chance to be restored. The reader of today looks for this motion, and rightly so, but what he has forgotten is the cost of it. His sense of evil is diluted or lacking altogether, and so he has forgotten the price of restoration. When he reads a novel, he wants either his sense tormented or his spirits raised. He wants to be transported, instantly, either to mock damnation or a mock innocence.”
(Flannery O'Connor, 1925-1964)


👏👏👏

Josh
Joshua Bond
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"You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inert, so hopelessly dependent on the system that they will fight to protect it."
(Morpheus)

Josh
Joshua Bond
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"Only the right name gives beings and things their reality.
A wrong name makes everything unreal.
That's what lies do."
(Michael Ende, 1929-1995)

Northern1
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Iceland
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"A rose, by any other name would smell as sweet"
(William Shakespeare)

Josh
Joshua Bond
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Northern1 said:"A rose, by any other name would smell as sweet"
(William Shakespeare)



Josh
Joshua Bond
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CRUSH!  
[view the advert first 1min 8secs]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntjkwIXWtrc

“Apple came along and handed us a perfect visual metaphor for one of our most potent fears about big tech right now — namely, that it is crushing the arts and transmuting them into dull consumer products.”
(Brian Merchant [Writer on Tech, former technology columnist with the L.A Times])

cold_fusion
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Josh said:CRUSH!  
[view the advert first 1min 8secs]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntjkwIXWtrc

“Apple came along and handed us a perfect visual metaphor for one of our most potent fears about big tech right now — namely, that it is crushing the arts and transmuting them into dull consumer products.”
(Brian Merchant [Writer on Tech, former technology columnist with the L.A Times])


Astute.

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