Category Archives: Quotations

Last Words; Sabbath Thoughts (Oliver Sacks)


“And now, weak, short of breath, my once-firm muscles melted away by cancer, I find my thoughts, increasingly, not on the supernatural or spiritual, but on what is meant by living a good and worthwhile life — achieving a sense … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day—On the Real Merchandise of The Information Economy


On the Real Merchandise of The Information Economy “How thoroughly and how radically Google has already transformed the information economy has not been well understood.  The merchandise of the information economy is not information; it is attention.  These commodities have … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: Frank Rich on 9/11 & The “Looting of America”


Looters, it turns out, aren’t found only on the streets of London or Birmingham…  Frank Rich on our long day’s journey into night since 9/11. from Day’s End: The 9/11 decade is now over. The terrorists lost. But who won? Frank … Continue reading

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QUOTE OF THE DAY: Keynes on Bankers


QUOTE OF THE DAY: Keynes on Bankers In the financial industry, the imperative to minimize career risk produces herd behavior. As John Maynard Keynes… put it, “A sound banker, alas! is not one who foresees danger and avoids it, but one who, … Continue reading

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Two Quotes of the Day: Adam Gopnik on the Internet & Consciousness


Two Quotes of the Day: Adam Gopnik on the Internet & Consciousness Our trouble is not the over-all absence of smartness but the intractable power of pure stupidity, and no machine, or mind, seems extended enough to cure that. Some machine … Continue reading

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