“Every morning between 9 and 12, I go to my room and sit before a piece of paper. Many times, I just sit for three hours with no ideas coming to me. But I know one thing. If an idea does come between 9 and 12 I am there ready for it.”
Flannery O’Connor… Read the rest
When asked to edit an issue of the New Statesman, Russel Brand posited
Total revolution of consciousness and our entire social, political and economic system is what interests me, but that’s not on the ballot. Is utopian revolution possible? The freethinking social architect Buckminster Fuller said humanity now faces a choice: oblivion or utopia.… Read the rest
Mikko Hypponen points out, Orwell “was an optimist.” Orwell never imagined the NSA would amass billions of our phone calls and 200 million of our text messages every day and read the our emails and live chats agrees Marjorie Cohen.
She says in 1774, in a petition to King George III, Congress protested against the colonial officers’ unlimited power of search and seizure.… Read the rest
Decades before DOT COM, there was Project Cybersyn, “a ‘nervous system’ for the economy in which workers, community members and the government were to be connected together transmitting the resources they had on offer, their desires and needs via an interactive national communications network.… Read the rest
The founders of shuttered e-mail services Silent Mail and Lavabit — the latter used by NSA leaker Edward Snowden — want to bring easy-to-use, snoop-proof e-mail to everyone. Can it be done? Today I share a video from Lavabit explaining why they closed their services rather than give up the keys to your computer to the Federal Government. … Read the rest