Posts Categorized: Friday’s Finds

serendipitous finds

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @haymarketbooks — “No human being is illegal.” Prof. Jason Stanley — Three Essential Facets of Fascism Conjuring a “mythic past” that has supposedly been destroyed (“by liberals, feminists, and immigrants”) Fascist leaders sow division;… Read more »

not the news

Every fortnight (or so) I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @white_owly — “If you’re looking for obscene wealth it can usually be found right beside obscene poverty.” The Most Important Survival Skill for the Next 50 Years Isn’t What You Think —… Read more »

from modernity to meta-modernity

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “I should have followed Ni Kuang’s process for doing work. Get paid first, deliver on time but absolutely no rewrites. That’s your business. Genius.” —@ActivateLearn “Freelancing is a tightrope act of sharing and protecting… Read more »

staying alive in the modern world

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds “I’m convinced that people think freelancers have their lives funded by some kind of freelancing fairy, and that invoices are therefore an exercise in comedy.” —WhiteOwl “AI makes us more powerful. It doesn’t make… Read more »

anecdotes and stories

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.” —Søren Kierkegaard, via @EskoKilpi Howard Rheingold: What Technophiles Need To Know: Part One “Although our present crisis… Read more »

structures and data

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “The journey to knowledge is as important as the moment of realization, learning design has collapsed the journey into the moment, lessening the experience by depriving us of the collateral learning along the way.”… Read more »

virtuous learning

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @ProfFeynman: “FEYNMAN learning strategy in THREE points: 1. Continually ask “Why?” 2. When you learn something, learn it to where you can explain it to a child. 3. Instead of arbitrarily memorizing things, look… Read more »

keep asking questions

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “The car gave to the democratic cavalier his horse & armor and haughty insolence in one package, transmogrifying the knight into a misguided missile … it has become the carapace, the protective & aggressive… Read more »

we become what we behold

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “If people cannot write well, they cannot think well, and if they cannot think well, others will do their thinking for them.” —George Orwell “As the preliterate confronts the literate in the postliterate arena,… Read more »

work & place

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “The better the state is established, the fainter is humanity.” —Nietzsche, Notes, 1874, via @surreallyno “Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.” —W.B. Yeats,… Read more »