她山之石

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Mar 22, 2022
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A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects. — Robert A. Heinlein
生而為人,應該能夠換尿布、策劃入侵、殺豬、開船、造房子、寫十四行詩、算賬、建牆、正骨、撫慰臨終之人、接受命令、下達命令、合作、獨行、解決方程式、分析新問題、清理馬糞、編程、烹飪美食、高效戰鬥、英勇犧牲。專業分工是給昆蟲準備的。
Don't worry about what anybody else is going to do. The best way to predict the future is to invent it. — Alan Kay
Reform our infantilized society. Give people the tools to resist and destroy consumer culture (ubiquitous emotionally-manipulative branding and advertising, materialism, artificial fashions) and the corporation’s oligarchical control over employment, entertainment, and creativity. Return power, dignity, and responsibility to the individual. — Bret Victor: Long-term Goal
改造我們的低幼化社會。為人們提供工具,用以抵抗和摧毀消費主義文化(全方位的品牌包裝與廣告對人的情感操弄,物質主義,生造的時尚潮流),以及大企業對工作、娛樂和創造力的寡頭控制。將權力、尊嚴和責任感還給個人。
Interface matters to me more than anything else, and it always has. I just never realized that. I've spent a lot of time over the years desperately trying to think of a "thing" to change the world. I now know why the search was fruitless -- things don't change the world. People change the world by using things. The focus must be on the "using", not the "thing". Now that I'm looking through the right end of the binoculars, I can see a lot more clearly, and there are projects and possibilities that genuinely interest me deeply. — Bret Victor
拳擊是血與淚的藍調。 —— 寺山修司
我們看見「萬物聯網」。願我們將智慧聯網。 我們看見「虛擬實境」。願我們將實境共享。 我們看見「機器學習」。願我們能協力學習。 我們看見「用戶體驗」。願我們能體驗人際。 我們聽到「奇點即將接近」。但願我們惦記:「眾點」就在這裡。 —— 唐鳳
When we see “internet of things”, let’s make it an internet of beings. When we see “online democracy”, let’s make it deliberative democracy. When we see “virtual reality”, let’s make it a shared reality. When we see “new economy”, let’s make it a dignified economy. When we see “machine learning”, let’s make it collaborative learning. When we see “digital identity”, let’s make it intersectional identity. And when we hear “the singularity is near”, let us remember: the Plurality is here. — Glen Weyl
Questions to ask of a new technology: What is the problem to which this technology is the solution? Whose problem is it? What new problems might result from solving this problem? Which people and institutions might be harmed by this solution? How does the new technology change our language, and what are the implications of that? What people and institutions gain economic or political power because of the technological change? — Neil Postman: Technology and Society
Every technology has a prejudice. Like language itself, it predisposes us to favor and value certain perspectives and accomplishments. In a culture without writing, human memory is of the greatest importance, as are the proverbs, sayings and songs which contain the accumulated oral wisdom of centuries. That is why Solomon was thought to be the wisest of men. In Kings I we are told he knew 3,000 proverbs. But in a culture with writing, such feats of memory are considered a waste of time, and proverbs are merely irrelevant fancies. The writing person favors logical organization and systematic analysis, not proverbs. The telegraphic person values speed, not introspection. The television person values immediacy, not history... Every technology has a philosophy which is given expression in how the technology makes people use their minds, in what it makes us do with our bodies, in how it codifies the world, in which of our senses it amplifies, in which of our emotional and intellectual tendencies it disregards. This idea is the sum and substance of what the great Catholic prophet, Marshall McLuhan meant when he coined the famous sentence, “The medium is the message.” Neil Postman: Five Things We Need to Know About Technological Change
不要落入「以牙還牙」的陷阱。 —— 我的媽媽
我童年時,家中有一組水墨畫,每幅均描繪同一片山在四季遞嬗中的不同景致。我總對那些山巒感到驚豔歎絕,因此想以堅強、柔韌、巍峨,自迷霧中拔起的群山比喻這些香港女性藝術家。 —— Shirley Wu
You have to keep a dozen of your favorite problems constantly present in your mind, although by and large they will lay in a dormant state. Every time you hear or read a new trick or a new result, test it against each of your twelve problems to see whether it helps. […] The worthwhile problems are the ones you can really solve or help solve, the ones you can really contribute something to. […] No problem is too small or too trivial if we can really do something about it. — Richard Feynman
[前奏: 莫扎特 D 小調安魂彌撒曲——進堂詠] 何も言うことはない Non ho niente da dire Ich habe nichts zu sagen No tengo nada que decir Je n'ai rien à dire 有時很懊惱 有時也感到驕傲 有時不後悔曾這樣表達憤怒 今夜我可以吃更多雪糕 想像明天中午會被捕 還有些心願未做 還未去埃及希臘秘魯 還未跟你曾相處得更好 外面進行著的夜 無窮的遠方 無數的人們 都和我有關 今夜我可以走八千里路 想像明天會特赦全部 今夜我可以 想像明天中午 —— my little airport 今夜雪糕
But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought. 如果思想可以敗壞語言,那語言也同樣可以敗壞思想。 — George Orwell: Politics and the English Language
 
 
 

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