Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Fwd: What Technology wants:

"Groups or individuals will reject all kinds of technologically advanced innovations simply because they can. Or because everyone else accepts them. Or because they clash with their self conception. Or because they dont mind doing things with more effort. People will choose to abstain or forsake particular global standards of technology as a form of idiosyncratic distinction.
In this way the planetary culture slides towards convergence of techonlogies, billions of technology users will diverge in their personal choices as they edge toward using smaller and more eccentric selections of available stuff." - Kevin Kelly.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A human being should be able to...

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
-Time Enough for Love