DoubleQuotes

October 27, 2008

Unacknowledged legislators

Filed under: Uncategorized — hipbone @ 1:46 pm

Percy Bysshe Shelley famously said, Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.

Here are two recent examples of the poetry underlying current events…

October 25, 2008

In this election season

Filed under: Uncategorized — hipbone @ 12:36 pm

Two voices calmly suggesting we shouldn’t demonize “the other side” — after the election, we have to live and work with them.

And the same goes for Sunni and Shi’ite, and anyone else at risk of genocide or civil war…

Flight and fugue

Filed under: Uncategorized — hipbone @ 12:28 pm

Two very similar modes of transport:

Waxing and waning (i)

Filed under: Uncategorized — hipbone @ 12:26 pm

The diagram at the bottom is a “stocks and flows” diagram of how memory accumulates and, sadly, decreases. The image at the top is of the waxing and waning moon…

Waxing and waning (ii)

Filed under: Uncategorized — hipbone @ 12:24 pm

This second version uses the same systems diagram, but marries it to a psychological version of the waxing and waning of memory…

Search and replace

Filed under: Uncategorized — hipbone @ 12:22 pm

Two faintly humorous examples of how easily a machine “search and replace” function can get confused…

Outside, inside

Filed under: Uncategorized — hipbone @ 12:19 pm

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