I envy native speakers of less sexist languages for the "mistakes" they make in English.

It takes me time not to steal your time.

Je n'ai fait celle-ci plus longue que parce que je n'ai pas eu le loisir de la faire plus courte.

I made this [letter] longer only because I have not had the leisure to make it shorter.

Blaise Pascal

Like Language.

Quickly our vocabularies shrank. Instead of summoning words, people tapped on images. People stopped finishing their sentences. And in startlingly short order, they could no longer describe with language the places they had been; the way they had felt in the dark night; the powerful weight of the tropical winds and the humidity of their recent vacations, the dirt road they got lost on, the woman who brought milk and bread and butter and yogurt to their pensione.

Gabrielle Hamilton: The Art of the Dinner Party

Keeping them even harder.

Having principles is hard.


Fernsehen geht gar nicht.

Juli Zeh: Leere Herzen

The actual firewall is burning in your head.

What makes me angry about the great firewall of China is that if its complement would be used in the west, most people would not even realize it.


But it's not the intent or the statements people in technology make that matter, it's the structures and business models they're building.

Zeynep Tufekci: We're building a dystopia just to make people click on ads

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