notes.husk.org. scribblings by Paul Mison.

2014-07-11

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quote 02:03:38
“ The bomb only lives as it is falling. ”

kierongillen, via flavorcountry:

From the in-universe poem that opens THE USE OF WEAPONS. Think about this all the time.

(via flavorcountry)

2014-02-24

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quote 21:02:45
“ The idea that everybody wants to be president of the United States or have a million dollars is simply not the case. Most people want to go down to the corner and have a glass of beer. They’re very happy. ”

The Art of Poetry No. 16, John Berryman in the Paris Review (via buzz).

It seems that everyone in Silicon Valley and San Francisco wants to leave a dent in the world. Well, I can think of lots of people who’ve left terrible, horrible dents, even tears, in the world; just as many, more even, than you can name who’ve improved it.

If leaving a dent means making yourself miserable earning a million dollars, I’ll leave it, and be happily over here sipping a glass of wine.

(via buzz)

2014-02-03

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photo 19:07:43
Sign, Melrose, LA; photograph by Andy Baio via yoz

Sign, Melrose, LA; photograph by Andy Baio via yoz

2013-04-01

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quote 18:52:00
“ Whimsy is not a quality we usually associate with computer programs. ”

Jacob Harris, describing the Haiku NY Times Tumblr (via derekg)

One last note on this: I’m entirely unsurprised that a description of whimsical software comes from New York, not San Francisco. The other place I’ve seen people talking about whimsy is London, usually from people connected to the BERG/RIG axis.

SF needs to be more whimsical.

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photo 17:35:00
by timeshaiku; more on the process.

by timeshaiku; more on the process.

2012-03-23

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quote 23:22:06
“ In the Elizabethan era plays weren’t saved because only sermons and poetry were considered literature. ”
Michael Lesk, chair of the Rutgers University Department of Library and Information Science, quoted in Our social-media amnesia at Reuters.

2012-02-20

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photo 03:48:05
Billboard 3 by Stephanie Sadler on Flickr:
Poetry billboards by Scottish Artist Robert Montgomery at Old Street

Billboard 3 by Stephanie Sadler on Flickr:

Poetry billboards by Scottish Artist Robert Montgomery at Old Street

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photo 03:23:06
Billboard 1 by Stephanie Sadler on Flickr:
Poetry billboards by Scottish Artist Robert Montgomery at Old Street.

Billboard 1 by Stephanie Sadler on Flickr:

Poetry billboards by Scottish Artist Robert Montgomery at Old Street.

2012-02-17

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photos 04:44:06

Poetry in the Clear todo app, from Giles Turnbull (who wrote about the idea for Cult of Mac), The James Kyle, and Ben Terrett.

2010-11-24

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quote 17:47:21
“ We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry. ”
Maria Mitchell, the American astronomer, quoted in  The Royal Society’s lost women scientists in The Observer.

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