Friday Fragments: a basketfull to take on your way

Farrago Line: Posthuman moderns
“Posthuman moderns”- some thoughts applicable to the phenomeon of “twixters“.

What I learned in Church

Worship is the strategy by which we interrupt our preoccupation with ourselves and attend to the presence of God.

We insist on informed consent for appendectomies or tooth extractions, but not abortions.

Real Clear Politics via Dr. Melissa Clouthier

Stephen H. Webb on Bob Dylan:
“Well, for me there is no Right and there is no Left. There’s truth and there’s untruth, y’know? There’s honesty, and there’s hypocrisy…..” -from

Something that every wannabe intellectual…especially Christian wannabe intellectual ought to read… and re-read especially when they want to argue issues. Or just argue… or just pontificate….
or ….you get what I mean. Have a good laugh at yourself- it does a body good;)
Make sure to use the buzzwords: “Parsimonious”, “Hegemony”, “Hermaneutical”, “Salient”, “Erudite”, “Uncular”, “Hedonic”, or “Antidisestablishmentarianism”. People won’t know what the sweet crap you’re talking about–and neither will you–but at least they’ll assume you’re smarter than they are.
Work in dimly lit spaces. I have no idea why this works, but it does.

And I’d like you all to read Kathy Sierra’s post on caring about clients,”Users”. Not because you are in business, necessarily, but because it is something more generally applicable ( but if you are in business, you need to read it):

It’s hard being the first one to stand up in a meeting and say, “Um, excuse me, but we just made a decision that hurts the customers a lot, and… EVERYONE’S OK WITH THAT?” And who wants to be the one who stands up and asks, “And this helps the customers… how?” or the one who says, “Do you think we could all take a look at the customer feedback reports?” or the one who says, “Has anyone actually TALKED to a real user lately?”

Caring what the users think is something that just about any company claims to do, but even when they say it, what they really mean is, “Of COURSE we care what the customers think of us” when they should care about what the customer thinks of himself in relation to the product.