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Notes on “Deschooling Society” by Ivan Illich (1971) - Part One

There was so much awesome in this book. I wish I had started writing out these notes while I read! I’m going to be here awhile re-thinking and writing, but maybe that’s good for me. 845 more words


Analytic Philosophy as a dead-end

Rhetoric is not only concerned with the how of what we say, but also with the what. That is, it is just as concerned with how we work out what to say, how we find and follow ideas or thoughts as with how we shape them to create a convincing speech or text. 1,840 more words

Analytic Philosophy

How to Think About Memory and Technology

I suppose it is the case that we derive some pleasure from imagining ourselves to be part of a beleaguered but noble minority. This may explain why a techno-enthusiast finds it necessary… 1,985 more words


The City as Commons

A broadly held view in the modern world is that economic relations are best governed by some mix of state regulation, and market-mediated exchange of privately owned resources. 2,352 more words

Energy Transitions

Intensification without representation - a recipe for collapse

Inspired by M. Jahi Chappell (title above), Ivan Illich (relationship of energy consumption, social/economic inequality, and specialization) and Joseph Tainter (quote below). Needless to say the arts are subject to the same law of declining marginal returns. 23 more words

Account planning as role playing

Account planning is no rocket science

It is no rocket science in the sense that it is not complicated. There is no certification required like the ones that doctors do, nor does a planner need to have specialised narrow ‘expertise’ like an actual rocket scientist might need. 594 more words

Business Of Advertising

Deschooling (de-institutionalizing) Society

The institutionalization of education tends towards the institutionalization of society and that ideas for de-institutionalizing education may be a starting point for a de-institutionalized society.

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