"We don't have a content strategy" is sometimes just most polite way of saying "we have no vision" or "I don't know why this product exists".

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I don’t believe by me drawing a line I can make things happen. I can’t force anybody to do anything or be anyone. But we can make invitations.

- David Sim, speaking in the documentary The Human Scale

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[T]o truly be Good, you have to stand in that group of people and say, “No, I do not agree with your lie. I will not participate in your lie passively just in order to make this a happy party or to make everybody feel fine.” And I feel like a lot of times I am accused of being an asshole or, you know, a caustic presence, because in every situation I try and stay the course of what I think is my own ethical responsibility and that is the pursuit of what is Good, not the pursuit of what is nice.

- John Roderick on an early episode of Roderick on the Line.

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They judge us by our failures and not our desire to improve. They judge us by our tools and not what we can accomplish with them. They judge us by their own standards, without a breath given to the possibility that a different perspective might exist.

Which is pretty much the Internet in a nutshell, isn’t it? Exposed to the entire spectrum of human enthusiasms, it’s basically impossible not to judge. Our empathy overloads and gives up and we sit, staring at the screen aghast, that somebody, somewhere might actually believe that what they’re doing is OK, is acceptable, is even appropriate.

Everybody is somebody else’s monster.

 

Source: http://www.eod.com/blog/2014/02/empathy-va...
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One of my principal objections to the pundit-prophet is that he is always an agent of the Zeitgeist, whose function it is to 'inspire' (to drill and to discipline) a generation. The Zeitgeist means fashion; and I do not think that the best work is done when the compulsion of fashion is at its intensest. - Wyndham Lewis, The Demon of Progress in the Arts, 1955

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Cryptomnesia occurs when a forgotten memory returns without it being recognized as such by the subject, who believes it is something new and original. It is a memory bias whereby a person may falsely recall generating a thought, an idea, a tune, or a joke,[1] not deliberately engaging in plagiarism but rather experiencing a memory as if it were a new inspiration.

 

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptomnesia
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