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  Monday, September 9, 2002

One more QOTD

"A lie told often enough becomes the truth."

Lenin said it; Bush lives by it.  [Quotes of the Day]

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The death of the telcos and a coming ice age

David Weinberger (Cluetrain Manifesto, Small Pieces Loosely Joined) has a series of blog entries from a stealth telecom conference, here, here, here, here, and here (in reverse chronological order. Most interesting to me are these two tidbits:

  • The impending death of the incumbent telcos (AT&T, et alia), and the certainty that Congress will try to maintain the status quo by propping up old business models. (More)
  • The likelihood of an impending mini ice age in northern Europe and the northeastern U.S., paradoxically because of global warming. (More)

Combine the two and consider the potential for economic catastrophe to make the last year look like boom times.

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I love quotations

And there are some dandies on Peter Kaminski's Wiki site; for instance:

"The world is a dangerous place. Not because of the people who are evil; but because of the people who don't do anything about it." Albert Einstein

"Everything I did in my life, that was worthwhile, I caught hell for!" Earl Warren

"Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?" T. S. Eliot, The Rock

"When the Nazis came for the Communists, I was silent; I was not a Communist. When they locked up the Social Democrats, I was silent; I was not a Social Democrat. When they came for the trade unionists, I was silent; I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to protest." Martin Niem[^]ller

"The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater." Frank Zappa

8:43:12 PM    Questions? Comments? Flames? []

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