"It is now highly feasible to take care of everybody on Earth at a higher standard of living than any have ever known. It no longer has to be you or me. Selfishness is unnecessary. War is obsolete. It is a matter of converting our high technology from WEAPONRY to LIVINGRY."
- Buckminster Fuller (h/t Suzy Waldman)

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Two Interesting Quotes

Too many interesting quotes today.

Competing for the banner with Bora's comment,

"...the publication of research papers is the true test of a modern scientist." No, no, no!!!!! This is wrong in so many ways! So Ivory Tower thinking that leads to all other science careers being dubbed "alternative careers" and looked down upon - a nasty, vile way of thinking.

- Bora Zivkovic (commenting at Chris & Sheril's)


which is very helpful to my "reinventing mt" theme, I have this.

Heard (on the world's best music radio station bar none, Austin's KUT, and now that you know you can stream it) from musician James McMurtry this morning, something like:
I don't believe in reporting anymore. All I can think about when I hear a reporter is "who bought this and who are they trying to sell it to?"
That quote is also relevant to "reinventing mt".

There's a way out, though. The cure is this:

Reporters must own their content.

OK, it's not the whole cure, but it's the crucial first step. Comic book artists figured this out years ago. Suddenly, the economics is comparable. And this time, guys, please remember where you read it first.

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