Posts Categorized: Friday’s Finds

first finds of 2019

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.” —Kurt Vonnegut, via @ShaunCoffey @robpatrob — “In Athens, democracy degenerated into populism, leading… Read more »

best finds of 2018

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. Here are the best finds of 2018. Wise Words “Susan Sontag was asked what she had learned from the Holocaust, and she said that 10% of any population is cruel, no matter what, and… Read more »

wicked problems

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @StuartMcMillan: “The only thing you need to feel extremely smart is a lack of curiosity. The perpetually curious will always think they’re dumb.” “Every totalitarian regime is frightened of the artist. It is the… Read more »

symptoms, causes, & idiots

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @white_owly — “Symptoms love dressing up as causes. And causes love hiding behind them.” “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our… Read more »

it’s the system

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “It pays to keep an open mind, but not so open your brains fall out.” —Carl Sagan, via @LucLalande @suitpossum — “The conflict is not ‘AI vs. Humans’. The conflict is ‘Humans who control… Read more »

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 »