Monthly Archives: June 2019

Neil Gaiman, “The Sandman.”

Dream appears differently in different life-worlds. Yet he is “normally” presented as a leather clad Goth.

On the defensive.

21st century defenders of State are as backwards looking as the 19th century defenders of King.

Associate Professor status.

I got through the gate, but I’m unfortunately not through with gatekeepers.

The message is the medium.

The essence of the movie is the billboard.

My workplace.

There is every difference between a flawed, yet benign institution and a decent, yet malign institution.

Yes, I know the phrase is “I couldn’t care less.”

But I could care less so long as a successful communication occurs.

Ted Chiang, “Exhalation.”

The thesis is poetic and precise: consciousness is disequilibrium.

Ted Chiang is the Borges of science fiction.

Although, actually, Jorge Luis Borges is the Borghes of science fiction.

Money makes people work harder.

But it makes them work harder at the stupidest of tasks: making more money.

What connection?

Publicized bodies, privatized minds.