notes.husk.org. scribblings by Paul Mison.

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.

2010-09-11

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photo 22:50:00
1944-Proud City (posted to Flickr by Nikita Prokhorov)
The text reads “The poor buildings lose themselves in the dim sky, and the tall chimneys become campanili, and the watehouses are places in the night, and the whole city hangs in the heavens…” James McNeill Whistler.
Poster design by Walter E Spradbery, who was educated in Walthamstow and had a posthumous exhibition at the William Morris Gallery on Forest Road.

1944-Proud City (posted to Flickr by Nikita Prokhorov)

The text reads “The poor buildings lose themselves in the dim sky, and the tall chimneys become campanili, and the watehouses are places in the night, and the whole city hangs in the heavens…” James McNeill Whistler.

Poster design by Walter E Spradbery, who was educated in Walthamstow and had a posthumous exhibition at the William Morris Gallery on Forest Road.

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