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Archive for January 20th, 2007

QOTD: I dwell in possibility

Saturday, January 20th, 2007

A nod to my friend Katie today. Her favorite quote:

“I dwell in possibility.”
— Emily Dickinson

Googlopoly: one company to rule them all

Saturday, January 20th, 2007

This post makes a very convincing argument as to how exactly Google plans to basically take over the world. Or well, the Internet portion of it at least. Only, as we move more toward a wired society, the Internet will (and is) beginning to encompass much more than e-mail and Web pages. It’s our connection to other people, our means of communication for much of our work, our source of news and entertainment. Phone lines are moving to the Internet and movies streamed on-demand instead of rented from the local Blockbuster. It’s an interesting phenomenon. The post is worth reading if you’re at all concerned about one company having too much power.

It’s reminiscient of the EPIC 1214 video, which in itself of course scares the crap out of me. (Also, apparently there’s an updated version: EPIC 1215. For some reason, perhaps because I can better see how I fit into its revised version of the future, this updated version is a lot less frightening.)

Colbert and O’Reilly

Saturday, January 20th, 2007

I missed actually seeing Stephen Colbert on the O’Reilly Factor and vice versa when it happened Thursday.

Thank God for YouTube.

Colbert on O’Reilly — My favorite part,

Colbert: You know what I hate about people who criticize you.
O’Reilly: Who?
Colbert: They criticize what you say but never give you credit for how loud you say it..
O’Reilly: That’s true.
Colbert: … or how long you say it.
O’Reilly: There are not many people as loud as I am.

O’Rielly on Colbert — My favorite part,

O’Reilly: We make mistakes, but we have to respect the country.
Colbert: We may make mistakes, but we must never admit them.
O’Reilly: No, we should admit them. We should admit them. This was a huge mistake, me coming on here. I’ll admit that.
I hope I can change your mind on that.
I doubt that.

Seriously go watch them if you need a laugh. Or kick back to John Stewart on Crossfire last year.