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If I could keep just three - Noteworthy and Not
"I’ve been almost completely off line for the last three weeks. It’s a long story but I am now drinking coffee and connected at my local Kroger. Ah, the 21st century.<br />
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I am sitting overloaded with interestingness in my reader feeds. I recalled a past comment from Matt Thompson about the pain of clicking mark as read when you firmly  realize you will never catch up on your reading. Just let it go!<br />
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I have pondered over this coffee on the fantasty of keeping just three feeds for my connection source. They would be:<br />
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Tim O’Reilly’s Twitter feed, 50 Watts, Snarkmarket, and the third would be Roberto Greco at Delicious<br />
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The focus of these thought artists is enriching and enlightening and they would provide long reaching tentacles to the rest of the universe."
ego  bettyannsloan  del.icio.us  infooverload  mattthompson  snarkmarket  timoreilly  markalleread  rss  2011 
may 2011 by robertogreco
A noteworthy feed « Snarkmarket
"I would like to take a moment to recommend an eclectic tumblr called Noteworthy and Not. I would then like to take another moment to note that its author is my mom.

Over the last few years, my parents have both jumped into the bright bubbling conversation of the internet with both feet—reading lots and lots of stuff, across a whole spectrum of subjects, and increasingly sharing a bit of what they find. My dad is more of a Google Reader sharer, so I won’t out him here. But my mom has been posting to a tumblr for a while now, and you know, wow—it’s really good!

This fun, meditative little video was a recent find. I like the short, stirring comment on this post. This is a trip. Here’s homage to A Journey Round My Skull… and of course, Fuckyeahfrankchimero.

Highly recommended." [As is the comments thread on this post too.]
bettyannsloan  robinsloan  handmeups  handmedowns  generations  snarkmarket  commenting  timcarmody  tumblr  mattthompson  frankchimero  steppingout  snarkmarketcommentertoblogger 
march 2011 by robertogreco
Bouvet Island is “the most remote... - Noteworthy and Not
"I felt I was on the ship the first time I glanced at this evocative scene  and, so, set off on an exploration.

The photo was taken at sunrise at an eight miles distance on the 1898 German Valdivia expedition w/ Carl Chun and water colored by F. Winter.  Can you see that the center of the island is the ice-filled crater of an inactive volcano? The expedition did not land.

The Wikipedia entry reads like flash fiction. This chunk of rock and ice has many stories, an unused Internet country code top-level domain (.bv) and a path to this little bit of humor.

I wish I had never read a history textbook."
history  imagination  bettyannsloan  wikipedia  exploration  reading  education  textbooks  unschooling  deschooling  ego 
january 2011 by robertogreco
Sacred (ugh) Link Thread - Noteworthy and Not
"Nobody owns 9/11 and the World Trade Center site is not hollowed ground. Slate.com<br />
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Everything is sacred or nothing is sacred … which is it?<br />
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The taming and domestication of religious faith is one of the unceasing chores of civilization. Hitchens at Slate.com<br />
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A “think on these things” piece … religious practice tempered/changed by law and social condemnation.<br />
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and from a review of Nomad, by Ayaan Hirsi Ali in The Globe and Mail:<br />
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"… many in the West are unwilling to make the distinction between a respect for the right of people to practice a religion within the law, and an exaggerated respect for the religion itself. Ayaan Hirsi Ali rightfully pours scorn on the fellow travelers of obscurantism."<br />
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and finally from Salman Rushdie:<br />
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"The idea of the sacred is quite simply one of the most conservative notions in any culture, because it seeks to turn other ideas - uncertainty, progress, change - into crimes.""
bettyannsloan  relgion  salmanrushdie  ayaanhirsiali  progress  change  conservatism  conservatives  culture  obscurantism  respect  classideas  religion  faith  belief  society 
september 2010 by robertogreco

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