Making, in short, is not about making. Making is about sharing. The reason we can make so much today is because the basic knowledge, skills, and tools to make anything and do anything are already on the ground, forming a loam in which our inspiration can germinate.

You can make the Internet safe for Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga, or you can make it safe for the next Skype,” said Benkler “You have to choose.

At the eG8, 20th century ideas clashed with the 21st century economy | | Readability (via rickwebb)

vruz: I would like to make it safe for the next Bieber the next Gaga and the next Skype. you don’t get to force that choice Sir.

(via vruz)

Rafer sez:
Please read it as “Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga’s current business models.” Then it’s tough to argue with.

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The Internet represents the shipping lane of the 21st century. It is increasingly in America’s economic interest to ensure that the Internet is a viable means for American innovation, commerce, and the advancement of our ideals that empower people all around the world. By ceding control of the Internet to corporations through a private right of action, and to government agencies that do not sufficiently understand and value the Internet, PIPA represents a threat to our economic future and to our international objectives. Until the many issues that I and others have raised with this legislation are addressed, I will object to a unanimous consent request to proceed to the legislation.

Sen. Ron Wyden places a “hold” on the PROTECT IP Act (via rafer)

Having met Sen Wyden on a lobbying trip during the first internet cookie regulation phase – I can say – he gets it.

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A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play, his labour and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself he always seems to be doing both. Enough for him that he does it well.

LP Jacks in his 1932 book “Education through Recreation” according to a site called QuoteInvestigator which I found after googling the source after browsing Mobocracy’s Tumblr Likes which listed Clays reblog of Bryce’s post which doesnt exist anymore but which had a similar quote and credited a one Wilfred A. Peterson

I look forward to the day when google digitizes LP Jacks’ book so I can actually see the source myself.


This quote eloquently describes my current life mantra.

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Sean: getting there…

When the patient’s own stem cells are injected into a damaged joint, they appear to transform into chondrocytes, the cells that go on to produce fresh cartilage. They also seem to amplify the body’s own natural repair efforts by accelerating healing, reducing inflammation, and preventing scarring and loss of function.

Stem Cells: Alternative to Knee Replacement? – Health News – ABC News Radio

See, I knew this was going to happen.

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Making a list…

Why would I talk to a TV executive at this point, and ask them what they think? If I have this idea for a TV show, I can just put it up on the Internet.

Jerry Seinfeld, The New York Times (via stevewoolf)

Right On Jerry!