Everything – Page 4 – A book of aphorisms
Aug 172023

In normal times, the party offering the most extreme version of popular ideas natters pointlessly. In revolutionary times, it wins.

Aug 162023

A networked world is a legible world, and a legible world is an unfree world. We all have social credit scores now.

Aug 152023

There are lies, there are damned lies, and then there are documentaries.

Aug 142023

The Stages of Loss and Grief

1. People will understand you
2. People will understand your book
3. People will read your book
4. People will buy your book

Aug 112023

Processing power is often said to be a poor substitute for understanding; in fact it is understanding that turns out to be the poor substitute for processing power.

Aug 102023

There can be order without law, but not law without order.

Aug 092023

Chico Marx: “Who ya gonna believe, me or your own eyes?”
Modern Social Science: “The plural of anecdote is not data.”

Aug 072023

Only a tiny minority of the employees of a large corporation concern themselves, even in an abstract and indirect way, with profit and loss.

Aug 042023

There is a modern branch of psychology, which deserves its own name, devoted to enumerating the defects of character in people who hold unauthorized opinions.