going through my recent likes and it’s either Amelia and Tori being the cutest things ever and mark gatiss
this is life my life
i am content
gsbrollies said: EXCUSE ME, I’M RIGHT HERE. RUDE
ARE YOU IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY WITH YOUR ADORABLE FOREIGN GF? NO. SHUSH.
ARE YOU MARK GATISS? YES. SO I ALREADY COVERED YOU. SHUSH
He went easy on women and the poor, feeling that the weight of human society fell on them. He would say, “The sins of women and children, domestic servants and the weak, the poor and ignorant, are the sins of the husbands and fathers, the masters, the strong and the rich and the educated.”
He would also say “Those who are ignorant should be taught all you can teach them; society is to blame for not providing free public education; and society will answer for the obscurity it produces. If the soul is left in darkness, sin will be committed. The guilty party is not he who has sinned, but he who created the darkness in the first place.”
As you can see, he had a strange, idiosyncratic way of looking at things. I suspect he got it from the Gospel.
The leading flank in discovering how to use technology in cool, interesting, thoughtful ways will generally always be the amateurs. […]
I have a whole theory, actually, that the world of fan fiction is the most technologically explosive thing I’ve ever seen in my life. Every single technology that has come along, fan fiction people have come along and colonized it and stress-tested it and found the most amazing things. They were the first people to realize the potential of meta-tagging and bookmarking sites. Like, here’s a link with four tags, and then you go to a fan fiction person, and they have a link, and it has 70 tags. They are pushing this to absolute limit, and they are finding these amazing ways to sort knowledge.
It’s all because they’re passionate and nobody is making any money off of it and they don’t want to make any money off of it. They get some amazing stuff done. If you’re ever wondering about a future technology, just drop what you’re doing and find out what fan fiction people are doing with it. What are fan fiction people doing right now with WhatsApp? I don’t know. But, whatever it is, it’s the future.
- SXSW Interview: Author Clive Thompson Explains FOMO, the NSA, and His Latest Book, “Smarter Than You Think” (x)