May 2005

Spaceship Earth operating manual – “If you are in a shipwreck and all the boats are gone, a piano top buoyant enough to keep you afloat that comes along makes a fortuitous life preserver. But this is not to say that the best way to design a life preserver is in the form of a…more

Sweetdex: Recommendations and other goodies. – personal “favorites” lists of stuff

Virginia Woolf Quotes – Bloggers? “We are nauseated by the sight of trivial personalities decomposing in the eternity of print.”

Blaise Pascal Quotes – “The present letter is a very long one, simply because I had no leisure to make it shorter. ”

Blaise Pascal Quotes – “Thus so wretched is man that he would weary even without any cause for weariness… and so frivolous is he that, though full of a thousand reasons for weariness, the least thing, such as playing billiards or hitting a ball, is sufficient enough to amuse him.”

Still Angry After All These Years – “Plus, I happen to believe that only pissed-off people change the world, either in small ways or large ways.” – Tom Peters

Maeda’s SIMPLICITY: Doing Just Do It – “It’s much harder to make stuff versus just talking about it like you know what you’re doing.” – John Maeda

Projects are Conversations – “I argue for sitting with the apparent disorganized mess for a while before imposing order upon it. I make this suggestion because sitting with the mess is where we learn about others and about the context. If we impose a tidy orderliness upon ourselves first, before we understand our surroundings, we…more – Oracle-free appointment scheduling

Top 100 Speeches by Rank – with mp3s