Evangelist PAT ROBERTSON, explaining his theory behind Haiti’s woes on the Christian Broadcasting Network.
Fuck you, Pat Robertson, and anyone else who believes this fucking shit.
SARAH PALIN, on joining the Fox “News” Channel as a regular contributor.
Even her quote is a fucking manufactured talking point.
(via Time Magazine)
This waking dream we call the Internet also blurs the difference between my serious thoughts and my playful thoughts, or to put it more simply: I no longer can tell when I am working and when I am playing online. For some people the disintegration between these two realms marks all that is wrong with the Internet: It is the high-priced waster of time. It breeds trifles. On the contrary, I cherish a good wasting of time as a necessary precondition for creativity, but more importantly I believe the conflation of play and work, of thinking hard and thinking playfully, is one the greatest things the Internet has done.
—Kelvin Kelly (via Robin Sloane) on how the internet has changed the way we think. (via lanipauli) (via somethingchanged)
We are developing an intense, sustained conversation with this large thing. The fact that it is made up of a million loosely connected pieces is distracting us. The producers of Websites, and the hordes of commenters online, and the movie moguls reluctantly letting us stream their movies, don’t believe they are mere pixels in a big global show, but they are. It is one thing now, an intermedia with 2 billion screens peering into it. The whole ball of connections—including all its books, all its pages, all its tweets, all its movies, all its games, all its posts, all its streams—is like one vast global book (or movie, etc.), and we are only beginning to learn how to read it.