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It’s a Ubik Kind of Day

Frolix-8 blogger “Palmer Eldritch” runs a regular feature called “Which Philip K Dick Story Are We In Today?,” comparing the day’s news items to various PKD stories.

A Scanner Darkly“The state tells its people that the cameras are there for their benefit and to prevent crime, but the crime they are preventing is insurrection.”

We Can Build You“We want the computer to learn you, adapt to you.”

Now Wait For Last Year“You’re creating chemically activated time bombs.”

Faith of our Fathers“If they can’t find a book that uses clean words, they shouldn’t have a book at all.”

Link (via BoingBoing)

Posted in Books & Authors March 30th, 2007 by Chip
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Twitter: Offering New Ways to be a Smartass

By now Twitter has filtered through teh intartubes sufficiently that most of us have at least heard of it. For those of you who are thinking, “Hey! She spelled ‘the’ wrong up there!” a quick recap may be in order: Candy bar : fun-size candy bar :: Blogging : Twitter

Chris Livingstone of Not My Desk has decided that each of his updates will take up the entire 140 characters allotted and will end in a cliffhanger.

I am at work. Chatting on IRC. Drinking coffee. Ignoring my workload. Ignoring my cellphone. Looking at the comet that’s COMING RIGHT AT US

Link (via Slumbering Lungfish Dybbuk Hostel and All-Night Boulangerie)

(Incidentally, why are we so eager to know exactly when complete strangers start marinating flank steak that we’re willing to subscribe to their feed? I can tell you right now that if my neighbors came over every 20 minutes and told me what they were doing I’d be filling out the restraining order paperwork.)

Posted in Computers & Internet, Humor March 30th, 2007 by Chip