The Future’s Bright #2 – Hands up if you’re glad to be bright, wave if you’re happy you’re right, hey ! Are you a “Bright” ? Not sure about this one yet, but an interesting concept none-the-less. [via Dawkins in the Grauniad] [via Rivets].
Entries from June 2003
0 June 27, 2003 at 2:01pm by Psybertron
0 June 27, 2003 at 1:10am by Psybertron
Two quotes from the Columbia Dictionary of Quotations via Quantonics earlier this year … Theodore Roosevelt in 1917 (after Victoria – I know) “The things that will destroy [us] are: prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first ….” Walter Bagehot in 1872 “The whole history of civilisation is strewn with creeds and institutions which were invaluable […]
0 June 21, 2003 at 7:53pm by Psybertron
Pirsig Pages Update – Significantly updated the Pirsig Pages to include many more source and reference links. Started much correspondence concerning biographical details. Timeline now awaiting update.
2 June 20, 2003 at 11:34am by Psybertron
Friends of James Willis – Having finished my latest re-read of Lila, I’m back on to James’ “Friends in Low Places“. Compelling stuff. I didn’t pick it up until 1 am, and could hardly put it down. Needless to say I overslept this morning !
0 June 20, 2003 at 11:29am by Psybertron
Thanks to Rick Valence on the MOQ Discuss board for this one. Einstein’s more philosophical thoughts never cease to amaze me, and this one is particularly apt to my current agenda.Albert Einstein [Quote]The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant.We have created a society that honors the servant […]
0 June 13, 2003 at 10:10am by Psybertron
The Guide Book to ZMM – Paul has just loaned me his copy of the Guide to ZMM by DiSanto and Steele. (comes as a two book deal with ZMM from Amazon). In recent weeks I’ve independently compiled a detailed Pirsig Timeline, including both his life and the duration of the ZMM and LILA trips. […]
0 June 11, 2003 at 9:59pm by Psybertron
Will The Real Chairman Please Stand Up ? Another one for Pirsig research purposes, Richard McKeon, allegedly the “Chairman” in ZAMM. Interestingly the Chicago University pages show up many interesting Pirsig links. This one includes the [Quote] From your point of view, they’re insane, and from theirs your insane. Let’s just admit it, we’re all […]
0 June 6, 2003 at 6:10pm by Psybertron
Ambiguity is Good – Dave Weinberger in conversation with Esther Dyson [via Gurteen] about his speech at the O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conreference [Notes Here]. [Quote] Making something explicit is most often an act of violence. Something that’s implicit is inevitably contexual. We do violence to it when we lose that richness.[Unquote]. Dave is explaining why […]