I guess it comes down to what you value about human intelligence and, by extension, human culture. Do you believe that intelligence is a matter of tapping into huge amounts of information as fast as possible — being “more productive,” as the Wired writer says — or do you think intelligence means stepping back from that information, thinking about it, and drawing your own conclusions in a calm, thoughtful way? My own feeling is that I’d rather have less information and more thoughtfulness. I certainly want information, but information isn’t an end unto itself. Human intelligence is the ability to make sense of that information.
The Sun Magazine | Computing The Cost
He’s got away from us, Jack.
Taking a break.
reblogged from i12bent
Leave it to i12bent to post the perfect “off we go into the sunset” music. See ya, y’all.
Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd: E Luxo So - from Jazz Samba, 1962
Personnel: Stan Getz, sax; Charlie Byrd, guitar; Gene Byrd, guitar and bass; Keter Betts, bass; Buddy Deppenschmidt, drums; Bill Reichenbach, drums
Hey all, I’m going on a hiatus (again!) for health reasons (I’m disabled) - I’m not deleting this or LEAVING TUMBLR FOREVAH (ahahaha, no, I’m addicted), I just need to slow down for a while. I’ll be back, don’t know when, but see you on the flip side. Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd take us out in the next post….
I’m going to try that cutting-back-on-social-networks-for-Lent thing again — yes, I know there’s not that much of Lent left, thank you. I just need a bit of a break from the Internet to sort some things out, and I want to do something different with this Tumblr, altho I’m not quite sure what yet. But I’ll be back — see you in May!
catch you on the flip side, dears
I can’t resist - I’m giving up social networks for Lent (3/9/11 through 4/24/11). I should be back no later than May 1!