[T]he Great Soylent Disillusionment; the slow realization that what was sold as a life-changing, potentially world-changing substance is really nothing more than Ensure with different marketing.

The secondary market for Soylent on Craigslist and Ebay | Motherboard // TOLD YOU
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I loved my little world on the telephone as a teenager – I saw possibilities and dreams far beyond my youthful sadness and isolation. I wished a world where every moment, I could reach out to other people, talk into the day and the night. I wished that I would never again know the silence of my own heartbeat and fears of a life ending without having known all that could be known. I wanted connection and interconnection, worldwide. I appear to have gotten that. I am afraid.

The Mirrorball « ASCII by Jason Scott
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Even gradual and small upgrades by a handset maker, carrier, prominent social media company, or software developer can lead to an eventual shift in technical requirements and prompting the purchasing of new devices in far shorter time spans than your grandpa’s watch or your aunt’s turntable. It is the interconnectedness of the network that makes obsolescence almost impossible to fight.

Designing for Timelessness
http://thesocietypages.org/cyborgology/2014/09/19/designing-for-timelessness/
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Rome is burning, and Facebook wants to know if we Like the fiddler.

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[D]efending yourself against an oppressive government doesn’t START at the 2nd amendment. It starts with the 1st and 4th amendment.

Is this how a dystopia starts? http://mobile.theverge.com/2014/8/14/6001243/ferguson-missouri-is-this-how-a-dystopia-starts
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The role of the song-picking DJ is dead.

Why Classic Rock Isn’t What It Used To Be | FiveThirtyEight // Support song-picking DJ’s, listen to http://www.thecurrent.org!
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It’s a dangerous myth, that we should all need permission any time we’re getting value out of a piece of culture. And it’s one that gets entrenched deeper each time we accept the idea that we’re able to make use of a work because a copyright owner is or would be OK with it, and not just because we have a basic right to participate in culture that is more fundamental than anybody else’s desire to maximize profits.

Houston, We Have A Public Domain Problem — Medium
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