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July 23, 2007

theory vs. practice

"They didn't care that they saw it work in practice because they already knew it couldn't work in theory."

-- Clay Shirky, Supernova talk, June 2007

July 27, 2007

memory and words

"'Memory's images, once they are fixed in words, are erased,' Polo said. 'Perhaps I am afraid of losing Venice all at once, if I speak of it. Or perhaps, speaking of other cities, I have already lost it, little by little.'"

-- Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities, p. 87


"Memory is redundant: it repeats signs so that the city can begin to exist."

-- Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities, p. 19

August 9, 2007


"The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it."

-- John Gilmore

August 14, 2007

youth and research

"Though students clearly have an avid use of MySpace and YouTube, this does not mean college–aged students are natural–born researchers."

-- Alison Head, "Beyond Google: How do students conduct academic research?"

February 16, 2008

language parsing

"Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht frist and lsat ltteer is at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by it slef but the wrod as a wlohe. ceehiro."

-- languagehat (Tx Hannah)

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