“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance”

“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance – it is the illusion of knowledge.” What an apt quote for the time we now find ourselves in.

That’s photography

I was watching a National Geographic episode about photographer Paul Nicklen’s efforts to capture the elusive spirit bear in British Columbia. It’s a fascinating story and a quote at the end of the episode stood out for me: When the image in your head becomes a lump in your throat, that’s photography Isn’t that an…

That's photography

I was watching a National Geographic episode about photographer Paul Nicklen’s efforts to capture the elusive spirit bear in British Columbia. It’s a fascinating story and a quote at the end of the episode stood out for me: When the image in your head becomes a lump in your throat, that’s photography Isn’t that an…

Stupid paperless concept

I love this quote by Evernote’s Phil Libin in an article on GigaOm about a collaboration with Post-It: Paperless as a concept is stupid. The goal is to get rid of stupid uses of paper.

Social media has livestock

I just had to share this quote from Bruce Sterling’s article titled “The Ecuadorian Library or, The Blast Shack After Three Years” – Personal computers can have users, but social media has livestock. This is a nice metaphorical companion to the saying that if you arent paying, you are the product (although I’m not entirely…

Passionately curious

I came across this one this morning and had to share it. Source: vanillamilkyway.tumblr.com via Paul on Pinterest

Small minds crippled South African democracy

I’ve been reading a couple more stories both anticipating and discussing yesterday’s shameful vote to pass the Protection of State Information Bill in Parliament. There are some terrific quotes in these articles, all of which are worth reading: Times Live’s article titled “The bitter triumph of small minds”: If our parliament votes this bill into…

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