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- Action comes before thought. The rules of the game come after the game has been played out, and people want to make sense of the game after the fact of play.
- Both 'people' and 'folk' come from 'army', the form of which comes from 'fill'. Compare to 'strategy' which comes from 'spread'.
- Time comes from movement and what one can do with an environment. A familiarity with an environment or situation can, relative to another's perception, slow down time.
- Sunday, 08/06/23 ** 20:12 To express yourself properly, learning the tools of the time - at least one - is important. The Whole Earth Catalog is subtitled 'access to tools'. That's somehow relevant.
I thought this point was profound somehow but now it's obviously not true. Learning popular tools is not important. What's cool is the ability to use any tool from Earth's documented history on this laptop or through a computer in some way. Learn to express yourself in any way you can. Just make sure to master one.
I think I was thinking about using tools that everyone has to use and making them perfect - something along those lines. I've written about this at length here before, I think; hone the way you express yourself with mediums that you have to use anyways. The instant message, for example, or the email, or the documentary photo, or the calendar appointment, or good food, or working out, or the clothing you wear. Everyone has to wear clothes and make food and send emails and text messages. Make sure you do it your way. Developing a unique style to use everywhere in that way is beautiful. ** 20:41 Finishing thoughts on clothing from yesterday. I want to be:
- Approachable. What I'm wearing should broadcast in some way that I'm relaxed and comfortable with sitting down and taking the time to talk to anyone I meet.
- Flexible. Clothing should be versatile enough to wear in the office, to the park, on a run or at the gym. I should never have to change clothes to hop on a bike or jump a fence or make a meeting (very important, planned meetings aside).
- Durable. Clothing should last. I shouldn't have to refresh clothes or watch them fall apart every couple of years. I shouldn't have to spend lots of time caring for the things I wear every day. (I hate that I have to spend so much time caring about this apartment...)
- Natural fabrics (for the most part.) Loose wools, cottons, and linens are wonderful. They look warm and comforting while operating well.
- Light colors or black for the most part. Black is functional - absorbent, hides stains, easy to care for. Pastels are relaxed and welcoming.
- Water resistant and flexible fabric. Fabric has to stretch or, at the least, have a great cut cut to allow for good range of motion. Don't wear anything that limits how you move.
Listened: Microdose: Californian Capitalism
- More interesting stuff in there. Some of the later history around Palo Alto, the internet, militarism, Leftist protests, possible liberatory potential (or not) of the internet.
- "Perhaps his most fundamental heresy was the belief that the computer revolution, which Weizenbaum not only lived through but centrally participated in, was actually a counter-revolution. It strengthened repressive power structures instead of upending them."