random quotes ... to amuse, inspire, enrage:
  Matters of intellectual property and copyright will prevent us from deconstructing some [objects]. . . . This forces the participator in the environment to 'take it or leave' the object the way it is, with no possibility for individualization or repurposing. The result: a single-use object, i.e., the object with the lowest number of possible uses.

tagged: copyright, culture
  —David Wiley, "The Fundamental Object" (1998).

“looks an awful lot like a political assassination”

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

I was interested to read this review of the new documentary, ‘Client 9′, about the Eliot Spitzer takedown. The reviewer, O’Hehir, describes it as, “an act that in retrospect looks an awful lot like a political assassination.” Ya think? “Politician caught with pants down” and “White knight has feet of clay” are stories we’re all […]

adultery and the “alpha male”

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Natalie Angier began an article on sexual monogamy in the natural world by reference to the Eliot Spitzer prostitution scandal. The entire article is a rebuke to the evolutionary psych hogwash that has been bandied about the Eliot Spitzer prostitution scandal, although I particularly enjoyed the first sentence of the second paragraph: You can accuse […]

how eliot spitzer could help us all

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

Eliot Spitzer could help us all, right now, by not resigning. It would do a huge favor to the ordinary non-politician people who have to live in America to resist the stupidity of letting the personal sex lives of our politicians affect our government. He could show a little “leadership” to his peer politicians in […]


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