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Bret Victor on Media for Thinking the Unthinkable

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merlin:

Appreciating Donald Murray

(a/k/a, “Quit trying to make pigs out of sausage.”)

This used copy of Writing for Your Readers cost me US$2.97 used on Amazon Marketplace. So, imagine my surprise yesterday, when it arrived and I opened it to discover it’s autographed by Don Murray. With a funny little self-portrait doodle and all!

Made my day. Plus, it seems like a good omen, right?

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infinitetumblr:

“Finish or abandon all books, hobbies, and/or relationships before June 21st, 2009 …”

infinitetumblr:

“Finish or abandon all books, hobbies, and/or relationships before June 21st, 2009 …”
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Beautiful images created by HotCocoa::Graphics, new in MacRuby 0.4

Beautiful images created by HotCocoa::Graphics, new in MacRuby 0.4

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The video Jon Stewart used from last night that silenced Jim Cramer.

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TheStreet.com’s home page this morning, with nay a mention of the Jim Cramer v Jon Stewart showdown of the previous night.

TheStreet.com’s home page this morning, with nay a mention of the Jim Cramer v Jon Stewart showdown of the previous night.

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He loves creation as long as he is creating it, but his love turns away from the finished portions. For the artist must also love what is most hateful in order to shape it, but what he has already shaped, even if it is good, cools him off; it becomes so bereft of love that he hardly still understands himself in it, and the moment when his love returns to delight in what it has done are rare and unpredictable.
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Me @IgniteOrlando last night building @TheStrawBridge, which came in third place.

Me @IgniteOrlando last night building @TheStrawBridge, which came in third place.

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Never before seen interview with the creator of isit2009yet.com aka me

  • Someone Else: Q.
  • Me: Inspiration is a tricky subject, and one in which artists like myself find it a little difficult to discuss (mainly because I lack any semblance of self-awareness). I'd say I was most inspired by hasthelhcdestroyedtheearth.com mainly because I'm really interested in whether the earth has indeed been destroyed (since my physical form needs earth for sustenance).
  • Someone Else: Q.
  • ME: I wrote it on a Macbook Pro purchased specifically for creating isit2009yet.com. I figured if I was going to spending so much time working on this beautiful website I would need a workhorse computer (not to mention sexy).
  • Someone Else: Q.
  • ME: Well SE, that's an interesting question. I guess the world deserves an answer. Your probably thinking it was some technical glitch related to some bad leap year code, but it wasn't. Your probably thinking it was just a simple FAIL where some dude was going to manually update it at midnight local time but forgot to because he was at this really kick-ass party and it never crossed his mind, but it wasn't. No, it wasn't those things. It was a commentary on how dependent we've all become of technology, and especially these new "Single Serve Sites". I've never seen a "SSS" fail, and so I started relying on them for everything. Finding out about the election, whether it was, in fact, a tuesday, and confirming my suspicions that the world had not yet been destroyed. I found myself not able to make a decision unless there was an appropriate SSS that would help me out (which made things in the bedroom a bit awkward). Finally I had a wakeup call when my laptop broke and I accidently spent more than 3 hours away from the internet. I rediscovered the physical in those three hours, and by making isit2009yet.com fail so horribly, I hope that maybe I can pull a couple of more souls out from the fake and into the real.
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