Friday, December 6, 2013

I think it, they say it

1. The problem with GPS is that it may tell you where to turn, but not why you're turning. They're meaningless directions followed by rote and impossible to internalize. As a spatially-oriented person who operates entirely by placing myself in a mental map, I would feel helpless outsourcing my cognitive functions this way.

2. "Mr Obama seems to me to be precisely the sort of moderate, centrist, I-understand-your-perspective type of politician that conservatives claim to be looking for; all of the energy torquing him into a figure of racial polarisation has come from the conservatives who claim to be angered by that polarisation."

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