Schlagwort-Archiv: Dinge


Zuhause ist da wo der Bademantel hängt.

Habeo ergo sum.

Human identity is no longer defined by what one does, but by what one owns. But we've discovered that owning things and consuming things does not satisfy our longing for meaning.

Jimmy Carter: The Crisis of Confidence (1979-07-15)

Big Shleppa.

Backup. A perfect, perfectly seductive name for scan and sim. She was amazed she hadn't heard it. As soon as she did, Limpopo just knew there must be thousands — millions — of people using the term. Once you conceived of the thing that made you you as data, aeons of data-handling anxiety kicked in. If you had data, it had to be backed up. Anything important that wasn't backed up was good as lost. Data is haunted by Murphy. Do something irreplaceable and magnificent while out of network and backup range and you were begging for critical failure that nuked it all.

Cory Doctorow: Walkaway

Jan Breeze.

It's okay when fundamentally different things share names. But for people I am not so sure.




Sometimes I think of my friends as a vector space over GF(2) where each entry defines what we have in common.

  • email, phone and other providers
  • clothing with more or less witty slogans
  • discount cards for transport, food and culture
  • (the fact that we have an) employer
  • brand and operating system of our computers and phones
  • number, kind and brand of our bicycles
  • countries we've visited and lived in
  • passion for lists