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And the technophiles scramble...

“You still have to learn the ABC.

The ABC says:

They will get you down.”

– Bertolt Brecht


The folksinger Woody Guthrie was known for putting the words “This Machine Kills Fascists” on his guitars.

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A Pessimistic Resolution

Every new year brings with it the promise of a fresh start, the promise that this year, unlike last year, we can finally get things right. 1,378 more words


“I study the end of the world” - some personal reflections on 2016

“I think in view of all that has happened in the last half century, that it is likely the ship will sink.” – Lewis Mumford…

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American Apparel Confirms It Might Lay Off 3,500 Workers Next Month

After earlier reports that hundreds of American Apparel workers were told they would be out of a job next month, the struggling retailer confirmed on Monday that it had sent notices to almost 3,500 employees warning them of potential layoffs. 239 more words

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Prescience and Pessimism

Truly, I live in dark times!

The guileless word is folly. A smooth forehead

Suggests insensitivity. The man who laughs

Has simply not yet had…

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What could go wrong? Another question to ask of new technology

Those who spend a lot of time traveling by airplane steadily grow accustomed to the standard spiel issued by members of the TSA and airline personnel. 1,722 more words


Into and out of the woods - a review of Captain Fantastic

Supermarkets, strip malls, smart phones, school – for many, such are the unexceptional features of daily life. And though some people may occasionally experience dissatisfaction with the society in which these things have become commonplace, to genuinely reject any of them would seem odd, laughably idealistic, or dangerously antisocial. 2,851 more words