frank’s got some great shots of last night’s lightning storm that passed through San Francisco. The fourth one down looked familiar, and within a few moments I recognized it as the third instance of the secret symbol that runs through the underrated genius of Joe vs. The Volcano.
breathe. breathe. calmly walk down to the
virgin megastore amoeba records and plunk down the full price of the cd.
Why are there so many songs about rainbows?
When I used to work at UCLA, I somehow ended up exchanging email with Phil Agre, across the campus. He seemed like a fascinating person, and asked me if I would be interested in participating in a new Information Studies class he was experimenting with the next teaching quarter. Something about ethics in the new information age. Unfortunately, I left that job for greener pastures before the quarter began, but I still wonder what it’s like to take a class from the guy. His Red Rock Eater newsletters are amazing. How he finds the time to glean and share the wealth of info from the web, write fantasticly long and detailed essays, and be a professor at the same time, I’ll never know.
“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
– Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759
also see this
This past week has taught me humanity will always have its ugly side, a yin to goodness’ yang. It makes me think waging a “war against evil” will never have a victory either.
quote of the day:
“Those who cannot remember the plots of the ’70s tv shows are condemned to repeat them.”
Amid the current climate of eroding civil liberties in the name of squashing terrorism, I hope this story doesn’t cause free public internet access to go away.