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2020 - So Far Jul 14, 2020 😂 & 💬 & 📜 & observations This is not my writing - and have no idea where it came from … but if I find out - I will credit! In ❄️ January, 🔥 Australia caught on fire. I Testing Otter.ai Jul 3, 2020 💡 & 🔗 & 💬 & 🖋 & 🔍 & help I just recorded the 10th episode of my convocast with Andy Sylvester, In parrallel I ran the file through Otter.ai - this is the raw output - The Law Of Social Cycle Jun 29, 2020 💡 & 💬 & people.first “To Sarkar, each age would run its course, with the social motivity going too far, causing much grief to the majority of people (Sarkar, 1967). The I just had cause to look up Arnold Toynbee Jun 9, 2020 📚 & 💬 & around.the.world “To many world historians today, Arnold J. Toynbee is regarded like an embarrassing uncle at a house party. He gets a requisite introduction by A Set Of Links Jun 1, 2020 💡 & 🔗 & 🎥 & 🥇 & 💬 & 🗒 & around.the.world There’s more, but publishing now to add to this living list. I am going to reference them in two or more short pieces. Hong Kong protests: deputy Design May 30, 2020 💬 & 🔗 & observations “If you care about design, I would posit that the most pressing evolutionary challenge it faces is not design systems or design-to-code or even The ability to change, and to grow, and to confound. May 27, 2020 🎵 & 💡 & 💬 & 🔗 & 🖋 & humanity I think that for some of us it is almost impossible to have a cohesive identity or, rather, there are some whose inconsistent and conflicted sense Why Aren’t Micro Payments Used In The Publishing Industry May 26, 2020 💬 & 🔗 & business.of.tech “Why is the only way news orgs will accept money from readers subscriptions? Before the net I could buy a single edition of a newspaper or magazine We’ve Got What We Deserve May 25, 2020 💬 & 🔗 & observations “In The Atlantic Tom Nichols writes that Trump is not a manly president. I don’t particularly care for that approach, I think honor and modesty are The Guest House | Rumi May 14, 2020 💬 & 📜 & humanity This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, Some momentary awareness comes As an unexpected Second Guessing Your Key People May 14, 2020 💬 & 🔗 & observations “The reason America can’t handle the Coronavirus is the same reason we can’t do anything else right. We don’t let the people who do the work have The 4 Lessons May 14, 2020 💬 & 🔗 & observations The Elephant in the Airport Tom Evslin on why we should focus on single issues at our peril. He concludes with 4 lessons : Pilots are taught never KK : New Rules For The Economy May 12, 2020 💬 & 🗒 & observations Main Site 68 Bits of Unsolicited Advice New Rules For The Economy A Data Manifesto Embrace the Swarm. As power flows away from the center, the KK : Unsolicited Advice May 12, 2020 💬 & 🗒 & observations Main Site 68 Bits of Unsolicited Advice New Rules For The Economy A Data Manifesto • Learn how to learn from those you disagree with, or even KK : A Data Manifesto May 12, 2020 💬 & 🗒 & observations Main Site 68 Bits of Unsolicited Advice New Rules For The Economy A Data Manifesto I have highlighted in ‘red’ the bits I immediately question. Fifty Apr 26, 2020 💬 & 🎵 & just.good.music What if we live to be fifty And the optimists win by a mile Supposing we stop the starvation and slaughter And the century ends with a smile Maybe Watchtower Apr 25, 2020 💬 & 🎵 & just.good.music All along the watchtower Princes kept the view While all the women came and went Barefoot servants too Well, uh, outside in the cold distance A Crony Capitalism Apr 15, 2020 💬 & observations Daring Fireball: ‘Capitalists or Cronyists?’ ”The thing to remember is that if allowed to fail, the cruise ships won’t sink to the bottom of the 🎵 What Might Have Been Apr 6, 2020 🎵 & 💬 & observations ”The group that might have “done a Radiohead” if they’d had a single like Creep. And if they’d been younger when they started making proper headway. Sur-veil-lance Cap-i-tal-ism, n. Apr 6, 2020 💬 & 📚 & 🗂 & people.first “A new economic order that claims human experience as free raw material for hidden commercial practices of extraction, prediction, and sales.” Surveillance Capitalism Apr 6, 2020 💬 & 📚 & people.first “Surveillance capitalism is no longer confined to the competitive dramas of the large internet companies, where behavioral futures markets were Surveillance Capitalism Apr 6, 2020 💬 & 📚 & people.first There’s an old poker adage - if you can’t work out who the sucker is at the table - you are the sucker. A more recent twist - ‘if you aren’t paying Surveillance Capitalism Apr 6, 2020 💬 & 📚 & people.first “Each thermostat comes with a “privacy policy,” a “terms-of-service agreement,” and an “end-user licensing agreement.” And that’s just the start … Anger In A Covid World Apr 6, 2020 💬 & observations “Sprinkle in some f-bombs and add a large container of assorted curse words, let marinate in a 21 day quarantine and BOOM… you have……. me.” Paul Detachment Apr 5, 2020 💬 & observations Keanu Reeves: ‘Grief and loss, those things don’t ever go away’ Keanu Reeves was born in Beirut, Lebanon, the son of an English mother and Sometimes Isolation Brings Out The Best In You Apr 5, 2020 💬 & observations ”Isaac Newton did some of his best research when Cambridge closed due to the plague. Shakespeare wrote King Lear while he hid out from the plague as An Observation I Just Made In An Email That I Thought Worth Sharing. Apr 2, 2020 💬 & observations The email was prompted in response to someone who was delaying a press release by two weeks. The release was about helping small businesses in their Civil Society - Maybe It’s Not That Civil? Apr 2, 2020 💬 & people.first "The whole of civil Society is being exposed for what actually exists. People hold it all together.. and have ceded far too much authority to Data and Identity. Conceptual Energy Sinks? Apr 2, 2020 💬 & 🥇 & people.first “I think both data and identity are conceptual and conversational energy sinks. Yes, we do need to care about them, work with them, and create Perspective Regarding COVID-19 Deaths Apr 1, 2020 💬 & politics “Under the best-case scenario presented on Tuesday, Mr. Trump will see more Americans die from the coronavirus in the weeks and months to come than A Letter | Groucho Feb 2, 2020 💬 & 😂 & 📜 & observations ”Dear Junior: Please excuse me for not answering your letter sooner. But I have been so busy not answering letters lately that I have not been able A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace Jul 25, 2019 💬 & humanity Originally Published on EFF Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind. Free Product Placement - Surely That’s A Typo? Jun 4, 2019 🔗 & 💬 & business.just.business Product Placement At Netflix Oh … paid for product placement without declaring it … “If broadcasters and cable TV companies insist on further AI and The Future Of Work May 31, 2019 🥇 & 💬 & business.of.tech “I grow weary of commentators making the assertion – with little evidence or backup, aside from the comments of like-mined others – that automation A Premonition? Apr 17, 2019 💬 & humanity “I have a foreboding of an America in my children’s or grandchildren’s time – when the United States is a service and information A quote appeared in an article today that resonated deeply … and then it opened up some moments leading to a reminder of the Queen song … ‘Is This The World We Created. Apr 17, 2019 politics & people.first & 💬 & around.the.world A quote appeared in an article today that resonated deeply … and then it opened up some moments leading to a reminder of the Queen song … ‘Is This Doc Searls On ‘Markets’ and ‘Content’. Mar 28, 2019 💬 & people.first Delighted to see Doc Searls wroting about two of my People First tenets. “Most of what we call “markets” are pure abstractions. We see markets as Rules To Live By Mar 23, 2019 💬 & observations Do not feel absolutely certain of anything. Do not think it worthwhile to produce belief by concealing evidence, for the evidence is sure to come The Incredible Story Of The Incredibles Mar 15, 2019 🔗 & 🎥 & 💬 & business.just.business “Concerned about resting on their laurels, the studio’s founders, Steve Jobs and Ed Catmull, hired the company’s first outside director, Brad Bird, What Might Have Been - Or Is? Feb 28, 2019 💬 & 🔗 & business.of.tech At least, that’s what Robin writes … personally I see it getting better again with software like Blot where this is published and Micro Blog … to Send Me Home Nov 21, 2018 people.first & 💬 & humanity “In May 1975, 18-year-old Rickey Jackson was arrested in Cleveland, Ohio for a murder he didn’t commit. After being convicted, he spent two and a Stop Walmart Act Nov 17, 2018 💬 & people.first “Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) will set their sights on America’s largest private employer by introducing the”Stop On Children Oct 30, 2018 💬 & humanity Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And Kurt Vonnegut on the Role of Artists in Society Oct 30, 2018 🔗 & 💬 & 🖋 & observations “Artists are useful to society because they are so sensitive. They are super-sensitive. They keel over like canaries in poison coal mines long Opportunism Oct 19, 2018 💬 & observations Never let tragedy get in the way of success … “Meanwhile British and French investors were forced by their governments to sell off foreign assets Odd … Isn’t It? Oct 16, 2018 🥇 & 🔗 & 💬 & observations When you were aged twenty to thirty years old, you were told that you did not have sufficient experience to do the job. Now you are forty to fifty Sinclair Lewis - It Can’t Happen Here Oct 15, 2018 💬 & politics “This 83-year-old novel has received some new attention for certain parallels with the current U.S. administration. Set during the time it was The Good Economic News Is Actually Bad Feb 28, 2018 💬 & observations ”Today, 104 months after the recovery from the Great Recession began in June 2009 (when the savings rate was 6.6 percent), 2.5 million homes are Work. Though Not In Praise Of It. Feb 28, 2018 💬 & observations “Why do we work so long and so hard? The mystery here is not that we are required to work or that we are expected to devote so much time and energy