Category WORD

Neil Hilborn – “OCD”

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Seth Godin – PressPausePlay

goethe was here

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e. e. cummings “anyone lived in a pretty how town” @Harvard, 1953

anyone lived in a pretty how town (with up so floating many bells down) spring summer autumn winter he sang his didn’t he danced his did.

women and men (both little and small) cared for anyone not at all they sowed their isn’t they reaped their same sun moon stars rain

children guessed (but only a few and down they forgot as up they grew autumn winter spring summer) that noone loved him more by more

when by now and tree by leaf she laughed his joy she cried his grief bird by snow and stir by still anyone’s any was all to her

someones married their everyones laughed their cryings and did their dance (sleep wake hope and then)they said their nevers they slept their dream

stars rain sun moon (and only the snow can begin to explain how children are apt to forget to remember with up so floating many bells down)

one day anyone died i guess (and noone stooped to kiss his face) busy folk buried them side by side little by little and was by was

all by all and deep by deep and more by more they dream their sleep noone and anyone earth by april wish by spirit and if by yes.

women and men (both dong and ding) summer autumn winter spring reaped their sowing and went their came sun moon stars rain

Free vs Paid

Sample text“When a free option is available in a market of paid alternatives, far more people will choose the free product, often by an order of magnitude or more. Asking people to pay unnecessarily is asking them to behave irrationally and against their own immediate best interests, even if it’s probably worse long-term.”Marco Arment

Quotes and Accents

Quotes and Accents.

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“Live your Life.

Live your Life.

Live your Life.”

– Maurice Sendak

interview between Terry Gross and Maurice Sendak

code to life

My code of life and conduct is simply this: work hard, play to the allowable limit, disregard equally the good and bad opinion of others, never do a friend a dirty trick, eat and drink what you feel like when you feel like, never grow indignant over anything, trust to tobacco for calm and serenity, bathe twice a day … learn to play at least one musical instrument and then play it only in private, never allow one’s self even a passing thought of death, never contradict anyone or seek to prove anything to anyone unless one gets paid for it in cold, hard coin, live the moment to the utmost of its possibilities, treat one’s enemies with polite inconsideration, avoid persons who are chronically in need, and be satisfied with life always but never with one’s self.
George Jean Nathan.

universe

“ What does it matter how many lovers you have if none of them gives you the universe? ”
– Lacan

destination


.“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”

– Henry Miller

found soul

“If there is a soul, it is a mistake to believe that it is given to us fully created. It is created here, throughout a whole life. And living is nothing else but that long and painful bringing forth.”

—Albert Camus

perfect happiness

“ Sooner or later in life everyone discovers that perfect happiness is unrealizable, but there are few who pause to consider the antithesis: that perfect unhappiness is equally unattainable. ”

– Primo Levi

growing uncertainty

Today’s belief in ineluctable certainty is the true innovation-killer of our age.

Neal Stephenson argues that in business, as in science, cultivating a capacity for uncertainty and the unknown is essential to innovation.

David Simon has a blog!

“A free internet is wonderful for democratized, unresearched commentary, and it works well as a library of sorts for content that no longer needs a defense of its copyright. But journalism, literature, film, music — these endeavors need people operating at the highest professional level and they need to make a living doing what they do. Copyright matters. Content costs.”

The audacity of despair

Thinking in a foreign language makes you more rational

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WIRED SCIENCE

Rick Moranis: Something Else

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is it a problem or a mistery?

“ … the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth. ”

– Umberto Eco

brainstorming

Decades of research have consistently shown that brainstorming groups think of far fewer ideas than the same number of people who work alone and later pool their ideas.
-Keith Sawyer, Washington University 

「生涯に一度の夜」

人生には一夜だけ、思い出に永遠に残るような夜があるにちがいない。誰にでもそういう一夜があるはずだ。そして、もしそういう夜が近づいていると感じ、今夜がその特別な夜になりそうだと気づいたなら、すかさず飛びつき、疑いをはさまず、以後決して他言してはならない。というのは、もし見逃せば、ふたたびそういう夜が来るとはかぎらないからだ。逃した人びとは多い。たくさんの人びとが逃し、二度とめぐりあっていない。なぜならそれは天気、光、月、時刻というすべての条件、夜の丘と暖かい草と列車と町と距離が、ふるえる指の上で絶妙のバランスをとった瞬間にあらわれる夜だからだ。
レイ・ブラッドベリ「生涯に一度の夜」(伊藤典夫 訳)

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Thomas Jefferson said you have to be ready in order to preserve the vitality of your liberty and your freedom, to defend it, nothing by overthrowing anything else except for what you’ve been holding in your head, that may not be applicable anymore. We’ve gotten very lazy, where many generations are overdue for revolution, and are thinking. I’m not talking about blood and violence, although I’m afraid that’s already happening. I’m talking about a revolution that’s probably the hardest kind. The kind that takes place in the human soul, in the human mind
viaMichael C. Ruppert

チャックの馬

チャックという名の若い男が、農夫から100ドルで馬を買いました。
しかし翌日、農夫が馬を届けに現れると、
「すまんチャック、馬が死んでしまった」と言いました。
チャックは「じゃあ、支払った金を返してくれ」
すると農夫は「それは出来ない、もうあの金は使ってしまったんだ」
チャックは、「よし、わかった。じゃぁその死んだ馬をとにかくくれ」

農夫は不思議に思って尋ねました。
「それはかまわないが、死んだ馬をどうするのかね?」
チャックは言いました。
「その馬をくじの賞品にするんだよ」
農夫は「死んだ馬は賞品にはできないだろう」と言いましたが、
チャックは「いやできるさ、誰にも馬が死んでるとは言わないでくれよ」と言いました。
1ヶ月経って、農夫はチャックと会ったときに尋ねました。
「あの死んだ馬はどうなったかね?」
チャックは答えました。
「もちろん賞品にして、くじを1枚2ドルで売り、全部で500枚売れて、純利益は898ドルにもなったよ」
農夫は「クレームは出なかったのかい?」と尋ねました。
チャックは、「当たった男からだけクレームがきたが、彼には2ドル返したさ」
その後チャックは成長し、政治家になりましたとさ。

大きな勘違い

“僕は「災」だと思う。「絆」はこの状況では最も警戒して忌むべき漢字だ。阪神の時が「震」なのに、東日本の時が「絆」というのは、事態を正視できない深刻さを表す。”
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the meaning of time

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Toby Ziegler’s hymn to humanity

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why I love England

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浜ちゃん, ありがとう

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Process

“I’m an idealist. I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.” — Carl Sandburg,

Creativity

“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people. Unfortunately, that’s too rare a commodity. A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.” – Steve Jobs, Wired, February, 1995

l’esprit de l’escalier

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Steve Jobs resigns as CEO from Apple, TIm Cook takes over

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”Steve Jobs

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忘却の力

人は見たり聞いたりしたことについて、
20分後には、42%忘却する
1時間後には、56%忘却する
1日後には、74%忘却する
1週間後には、77%忘却する
1ヵ月後には、79%忘却する

こんな割合で忘れていくそうです。

しかし、それは情報が顕在意識から潜在意識のほうに落ちていることを意味します。
つまり、潜在意識には残っており、思い出せないだけなのです。
思い出すにはきっかけが要ります。
それがキーワードです。

キーワードで、潜在意識から顕在意識に浮き出てきます。

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さみしさ

人はさびしいとおかしくなる
ひっくり返すと、人がおかしなことやってるときは、だいたいさびしい

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starting a business

“Lots of people who start companies seem to think it will be fun to make something or to sell something to consumers. But it’s not that much fun to provide the cheapest product or service.”
Joel Spolsky

Why is it so different from books?

“Because TV is so simultaneously personal (it exists inside your home) and so utterly universal (it exists inside everyone’s home), people care about it with an atypical brand of conversational ferocity—they take it more personally than other forms of art, and they immediately feel comfortable speaking from a position of expertise.”
Chuck Klosterman on Breaking Bad

容姿

外見は中身の一番外側。

頑張り

嫌なことを一生懸命我慢すること」が「頑張る」ことだと長らく思い込んでいたけれども、「頑張る」とは「最良の結果に向けて尽力すること」であって、我慢とは別物であると気づけて良かった。
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education ‘s future

“Paradoxically, education has become a way to avoid thinking about your future. Instead of thinking about your future, you go to school to defer thinking about your future.”/span>
Peter Thiel

Peter Gabriel and Paula Cole – Don’t Give Up

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In this proud land we grew up strong
we were wanted all along
I was taught to fight, taught to win
I never thought I could fail

no fight left or so it seems
I am a man whose dreams have all deserted
I’ve changed my face, I’ve changed my name
but no one wants you when you lose

don’t give up
‘cos you have friends
don’t give up
you’re not beaten yet
don’t give up
I know you can make it good

though I saw it all around
never thought I could be affected
thought that we’d be the last to go
it is so strange the way things turn

drove the night toward my home
the place that I was born, on the lakeside
as daylight broke, I saw the earth
the trees had burned down to the ground

don’t give up
you still have us
don’t give up
we don’t need much of anything
don’t give up
’cause somewhere there’s a place
where we belong

rest your head
you worry too much
it’s going to be alright
when times get rough
you can fall back on us
don’t give up
please don’t give up

‘got to walk out of here
I can’t take anymore
going to stand on that bridge
keep my eyes down below
whatever may come
and whatever may go
that river’s flowing
that river’s flowing

moved on to another town
tried hard to settle down
for every job, so many men
so many men no-one needs

don’t give up
’cause you have friends
don’t give up
you’re not the only one
don’t give up
no reason to be ashamed
don’t give up
you still have us
don’t give up now
we’re proud of who you are
don’t give up
you know it’s never been easy
don’t give up
’cause I believe there’s the a place
there’s a place where we belong

pass the soap

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独り言

北の被災者の人間性のすばらしさに、ハーフでしかいない僕にフランス人から「フル」に敬意を払われると少し後ろめたい。

パリ市

Vignelli Gala at the Architectural League

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Time Cover by Jodi Bieber

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Jodi Bieber the south-african photographer won the prestigious Worls Press photo award with this picture, what do you think?

spiritual death

” A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.”
– Martin Luther King 1967

a game of cats and mice

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Richard Siken – Why?

“The problem (if there was one) was simply a problem with the question. He wants to paint a bird, needs to, and the problem is why. Why paint a bird? Why do anything at all? Not how, because hows are easy, series or sequence, one foot after the other, but existentially why bother, what does it solve? Be the tree, solve for bird. What does that mean? It’s a problem of focus, it’s a problem of diligence, it’s supposed to be a grackle but it sort of got away from him. But why not let the colors do what they want, which is blend, which is kind of neighborly, if you think about it. Blackbird, he says. So be it. Indexed and normative. Who gets to measure the distance between experience and its representation? Who controls the lines of inquiry? He does, but he’s not very good at it. And just because you want to paint a bird, do actually paint a bird, it doesn’t mean you’ve accomplished anything. Maybe if it was pretty, it would mean something. Maybe if it was beautiful it would be true. But it’s not, not beautiful, not true, not even realistic, more like a man in a birdsuit, blue shoulders instead of feathers, because he isn’t looking at a bird, real bird, as he paints, he is looking at his heart, which is impossible, unless his heart is a metaphor for his heart, as everything is a metaphor for itself, so that looking at the page is like looking out the window at a bird in your chest with a song in its throat that you don’t want to hear but you paint anyway because the hand is a voice that can sing what the voice will not and the hand wants to do something useful. Sometimes, at night, in bed, before I fall asleep, I think about a poem I might write, someday, about my heart, says the heart. Answer: be the heart. Answer: be the hand. Answer: be the bird. Answer: be the sky.”
Richard Siken

Voltaire

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belated Tnanksgiving payer

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William S. Burrough

perception of nostalgia

The world comes to us as appearance, and we return it to itself as meaning.
eva brann

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