Posts Tagged ‘internet’

Anything Public

Posted: March 7, 2019 in Thought for the Day
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“Don’t put anything on the internet that you’re not OK with being public.” -Eddie Ibanez

Since the beginning of the 21st century, the amount of information instantly available to us has increased a thousandfold. Looking for answers today has become a challenge not of finding, but of sifting through….  And it’s not just information, per se.  It is the rhetoric of the global Internet-connected chat room where smart people with opinions assemble data, then analyze and interpret them for us.  And here’s another thing: Much of this secondary information is so well – and persuasively –presented that it feels like experience.  When secondary information feels like experience, we often accept it as truth… truth that is equal to the truth we know from experience.” -Mark Ford

“The historical reality does not diminish the ease with which…fans of government spending can point to innovations like the internet and the inter-state highways and say ‘you didn’t build that’. We can only speculate on what might have been produced had the market been allowed to function. Likewise, we can still see the pyramids today and marvel at the innovation that went into their construction, but unfortunately, the wealth and labor stolen from ordinary Egyptians to build them has now been long forgotten.” –Peter Klein