Tragic mutual incomprehension– “In 1992, Pope John Paul II called the Church’s position regarding Galileo a ‘tragic mutual incomprehension’.” via wikipedia Eppur si muove
E pur si muove, as Galileo is reputed to have said in the face of Cardinal...– re-reading James Boyle’s The Second Enclosure Movement and the Construction of the Public Domain (direct link to PDF). …E pur si muove - - thinking about this as I’m working through people’s gut feeling that we can’t make money giving away public domain resources - -...
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion...– Abraham Lincoln. (via @SI_CTO Carmen Iannacone)
All of this seems to offer the grandmotherly option between Starkman and the FON...– Clay Shirky, Institutions, Confidence, and the News Crisis December 2, 2011
No medium has ever survived the indifference of 25 year olds. …...– Clay Shirky, Institutions, Confidence, and the News Crisis December 2, 2011
Twentieth-century beliefs about who could produce and consume public messages,...– Shirky: Long-term accidents Clay Shirky, Cognitive Surplus, Chapter 4 (last page) http://books.google.com/books?id=PjeTO822t_4C&lpg=PP1&dq=cognitive%20surplus&pg=PT82#v=onepage&q=governments%20using%20&f=false