January 2014

Some hair on it

[Obama, in David Remnick’s New Yorker article](http://m.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/01/27/140127fa_fact_remnick?currentPage=8): > I have yet to see something that we’ve done, or any President has done, that was really important and good, that did not involve some mess and some strong-arming and some shading of how it was initially talked about to a particular member of the legislature who…more

Questions and answers

“If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers.” – [Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow](http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/4172-if-they-can-get-you-asking-the-wrong-questions-they)

What humans are for

“When robots and automation do our most basic work, making it relatively easy for us to be fed, clothed, and sheltered, then we are free to ask, ‘What are humans for?’” – Kevin Kelly