Jy blaai in die argief vir 2011 Augustus.

by Pronk

Ek hou van hierdie Brin Ou!

Augustus 5, 2011 in Sonder kategorie

It’s how creativity works. Especially in humans. For every good idea, ten thousand idiotic ones must first be posed, sifted, tried out, and discarded. A mind that’s afraid to toy with the ridiculous will never come up with the brilliantly original.

David Brin

by Pronk

‘n vars nuwe invalshoek – ook op ons omstandighede hier in suid Afrika

Augustus 5, 2011 in Sonder kategorie

”All governments suffer a recurring problem:
Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible.”

It’s said that “power corrupts,” but actually it’s more true that power attracts the corruptible.

The sane are usually attracted by other things than power. When they do act, they think of it as service, which has limits.

The tyrant, though, seeks mastery, for which he is insatiable, implacable.

– David Brin

Brin is ‘n futuris en wetenskapfiksieskrywer wat al in 1989 die “worldwide web” sien aankom het

by Pronk


Augustus 4, 2011 in Sonder kategorie

Ek het die van facebook af gegaps. Dis net vir my so oulik
Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time,
which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very
little, which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he suffered from
breath. This made him ….. (Oh, man, this is so bad, it’s good)…..A
super calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.