Bitcoin – a Currency for the 21st Century

I don’t know why, but the last two months there has been an increased amount of attention to BitCoin, the virtual “online” currency. The first time I heard about it was via a post on Giulio Prisco’s blog: “Bitcoin: a CryptoCurrency for a free Internet“. Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer digital currency. Peer-to-peer (P2P) means that […]

  • The Aesthetics and Beauty of Knowledge

    Shih was the opposite of facts and raw information; shih was the elegance of knowledge, the insight and skill to organize knowledge into meaningful patterns. As an artist chooses colours or light to make her pictures, a master of shih chooses textures of knowledge – various ideas, myths, abstractions, and theories – to create a way of seeing the world. The aesthetics and beauty of knowledge – this was shih.

    – David Zindell, The Broken God, 1993

  • Geek Attitude

    The attitude thing is about flexibility, portability, creativity, sociability and jamming (ran out of suitable “ity” words!). It’s about improvising – in the practical and musical senses of the word; not getting tangled in boundaries and the “right” way to do things.
    Definitely the only way to travel.
    Martin Delaney – “Laptop Music”.