TOM CHATFIELD ~ HOW TO THRIVE IN THE DIGITAL AGE ~ 2012

~ WAUT ~ Wired And Unwired Time

~ WA-NSTIOL-FTOOT-WDIOIF-IWANCIGAMST-TMTIFU ~ We All – Need Some Time In Our Lives – For Thinking Our Own Thoughts – Without Distraction, Interruption Or Immediate Feedback – If We Are Not Careful In Guarding And Managing Such Time – Technology May Take It From Us

~ TIOQOWATWTCCAPM ~ Time Is The One Quantity Of Which All The World’s Technology Cannot Conjure A Particle More

~ TC ~ Taking Control

~ TAETWDMFML ~ The Astonishing Extent To Which Digital Media Fills Many Lives

~ ASASNSSFE ~ All Systems And Strategies Need Some Space For Eccentricity

~ USSIBTBOTIALEWOT-WCOEFIAMATO ~ Unless Some Scrutiny Is Brought To Bear On The Intentions And Limitations Encoded Within Our Tools – We Can Only Expect Fewer Improvements And More Abuses To Occur

~ TINSTASFN-EO ~ There Is No Such Thing As Something For Nothing – Even Online

~ SEATEOA ~ Sharing Expertise And The End Of Authority

~ OOTMUPOADW:TWIWDAOHERTUTIOASNOP ~ One Of The Most Uncomfortable Paradoxes Of A Digital World: Those Ways In Which Diversity And Openness Have Enhanced Rather Than Undermined The Influence Of A Small Number Of Players

~ BOCAAAMTEDBTFTSIWMA-OTS-IT-WS-ATIASMNBACG-R-IASDFTNAOTMM ~ Battles Of Culture And Ideas Are More Than Ever Dominated By Those Few That Succeed In Winning Mass Attention – Only The Strong – It Seems – Will Survive – And This Is A Strength Measured Not By A Critical Gaze – Rather – It’s A Strength Drawn From The New Authority Of The Measured Majority

~ T&R:TFOEAIACA ~ Trust And Respect: The Foundations Of Earned Authority In A Communal Age

~ ALNOPMSDTTQOLTTTFEO-ERAPA-DB ~ A Large Number Of People May Suffer Damage To Their Quality Of Life Thanks To The Frictionless Ease Of – Exploitative, Reductive And Potentially Addictive – Digital Behaviours

~ PL ~ Playbour

~ TDTWPMMDKOASEAFOC ~ The Digital Tools We Possess Make Many Different Kinds Of Action Seem Easy And Free Of Consequences

~ FAIFALA-TWNPAUOAESOISAMO ~ For All Its Flaws And Local Abuses – The World Now Possesses An Unprecedentedly Open And Equal System Of Information-Sharing And Mass Opportunity

~ TIAAOUAUI-BTP-A-TPOF-AHTE ~ Today In An Age Of Unfolding And Unprecedented Interconnections – Both The Prizes – And – The Price Of Failure – Are Higher Than Ever

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~ MCAOTBDMTS ~ Most Consumers Are Obliged To Be Debtors Merely To Survive ~ Michael Hudson ~ J Is For Junk Economics ~ 2017

~ C-B ~ Color-Blind ~ John Marshall Harlan ~ Plessy Versus Ferguson ~ 1896

~ ON-IOWTOE-TSCBLUT ~ One Notices – If One Will Trust One’s Eyes – The Shadow Cast By Language Upon Truth ~ Wystan Hugh Auden ~ Kairos And Logos

~ TSOPMB-OG-ATOW-FTWPWTRBTHC ~ The Student Of Politics Must Be – On Guard – Against The Old Words – For The Words Persist When The Reality Behind Them Has Changed ~ Aneurin Bevan ~ In Place Of Fear ~ 1952

~ DBTH ~ Don’t Believe The Hype ~ Public Enemy ~ 05-04-1988

~ SITAAWMYBTYNTSAII ~ School Is The Advertising Agency Which Makes You Believe That You Need The Society As It Is ~ Ivan Illich

~ OWS ~ Occupy Wall Street ~ 17-09-2010

~ CAFO ~ Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

~ TLISTBAUEABTSC ~ The Law Isn’t Supposed To Be About Unspoken Excuses And Behind-The-Scenes Calculations ~ David Bohm ~ On Dialogue ~ 1996

~ TPOLAIU ~ The Power Of Learned Associations Is Ubiquitous ~ Maria Konnikova ~ Mastermind ~ 2013

~ IWTTPTPTWTATS ~ Institutions Will Try To Preserve The Problem To Which They Are The Solution ~ Clay Shirky ~ Cognitive Surplus ~ 2010

~ OIWI-EITAIDAA-K-IASW ~ Overconfidence Increases With Information – Even If The Additional Information Doesn’t Actually Add – Knowledge – In A Significant Way ~ Maria Konnikova ~ Mastermind ~ 2013

~ O2O ~ Online To Offline ~ Andrew Ng

~ COC ~ Clash Of Civilizations ~ Samuel Huntington ~ 1992

~ TUTBACGABT-AB-SBIWB-STBGAG-WANCTSTBTMBVBAM ~ There Used To Be A Certain Glamour About Big Things – Anything Big – Simply Because It Was Big – Seemed To Be Good And Great – We Are Now Coming To See That Big Things May Be Very Bad And Mean ~ Louis Brandeis ~ 1911

~ TTOBEIITOTGHOSI-IBNITPPTAT ~ The Tragedy Of Bad Economic Ideas Is That Once They Grab Hold Of Society’s Imagination – It Becomes Nearly Impossible To Persuade People To Abandon Them ~ Thomas Palley ~ From Financial Crisis To Stagnation ~ 2012

~ TSMTMOTFWUTCHMM-INA-FMA-CS-ATCBDABAOT-ATOCS ~ The Standard Model That Most Of The Finance World Uses To Calculate How Markets Move – Is Not Accurate – Financial Markets Are – Complex Systems – And They Cannot Be Described Accurately By Anything Other Than – A Theory Of Complex Systems ~ Neil Johnson

~ EP-ICS-MT ~ Economic Progress – In Capitalist Society – Means Turmoil ~ Joseph Schumpeter ~ 1942

~ SOTF ~ Survival Of The Fittest ~ Herbert Spencer ~ Principles Of Biology ~ 1864

~ POPW ~ Psychosis Of Permanent War ~ Dwight Macdonald

~ TFOAIETMF ~ The Freedom Of All Is Essential To My Freedom ~ Mikhail Bakunin ~ 1871

~ TMYNA-YF ~ The Moment You Need Adulation – You’re Finished ~ Chris Hedges ~ Unspeakable ~ 2016

~ IM ~ Improvisational Millennialism ~ Michael Barkun

~ EECOEATTW ~ Eating Experiences Condition Our Entire Attitude Toward The World ~ Bruno Bettelheim

~ TPORSIAM ~ The Promise Of Reputation Systems Is A Mirage ~ Robert Frank ~ Success And Luck ~ 2016

~ ICB-M-P-S-WAAESBI ~ It Can Be – Money – Power – Status – We Are All Easily Seduced By Idols ~ Chris Hedges ~ Unspeakable ~ 2016

~ TIND-WSOD ~ Technology Is Not Destiny – We Shape Our Destiny ~ Erik Brynjolfsson + Andrew Mcafee ~ The Second Machine Age ~ 2014

~ ACD ~ A Complete Denial

~ TWOBAIISTTW-W-TO-T ~ The Way Our Brains Act Is Infinitely Sensitive To The Way – We – Their Owners – Think ~ Maria Konnikova ~ Mastermind ~ 2013

~ IPDKHITA ~ Ignorant People Don’t Know How Ignorant They Are ~ Steven Sloman + Philip Fernbach ~ The Knowledge Illusion ~ 2017

~ TID ~ Toxic Immersion Dilemma ~ Edward Castronova

~ AASS-TATF-EK-ATTATRO ~ About Almost Any Subject – There Are The Facts – “Everyone Knows” – And Then There Are The Real Ones ~ Ernest Ross

~ THU-WIHOAAO-EABTROOABATI-DATETSAAWI ~ The Human Understanding – When It Has Once Adopted An Opinion – Either As Being The Received Opinion Or As Being Agreeable To Itself – Draws All Things Else To Support And Agree With It ~ Francis Bacon

~ TROTWSIMDAELOS ~ The Result Of This Whole System Is Massive Debt At Every Level Of Society ~ William Bramley

~ TSSMT ~ The Space-Ship Moon Theory

~ FS ~ Flying Saucer ~ John Martin ~ 1878

~ PD ~ Plausible Deniability

~ TSSUTDAINC ~ The Sun Shineth Upon The Dunghill And Is Not Corrupted ~ John Lyly ~ Euphues ~ 1578

~ TINMTTTLOTS ~ There Is Nothing More Theoretical Than The Language Of The Street ~ Paul de Man

~ TATRTS-F-AYTATRTS-FTG ~ Take Away The Right To Say – Fuck – And You Take Away The Right To Say – Fuck The Government ~ Lenny Bruce

~ TQGIOWTMRDMTP ~ The Quiet Gathering Is Often Where The Most Radical Decision Making Takes Place ~ Joe Calloway ~ Becoming A Category Of One ~ 2009

~ EIAWAG-BIN-P-OAOAO-LIBTGD ~ Education Is All Well And Good – But It Needs – Practice – Over And Over And Over – Lest It Begin To Gather Dust ~ Maria Konnikova ~ Mastermind ~ 2013

~ TRU-TOKHTSTS-TCCIOCI-TWMTSAAC ~ Technocrats Rule Us – They Only Know How To Serve The System – They Cannot Critique It Or Challenge It – They Will Maintain The System At All Costs ~ Chris Hedges ~ Unspeakable ~ 2016

~ HBAAMCTTTATAF ~ Human Beings Are Always More Complicated Than The Theories About Them Allow For ~ William Bonner + Lila Rajiva ~ Mobs Messiahs And Markets ~ 2007

~ PBND ~ Platitudes But No Data ~ Robert Frank ~ Success And Luck ~ 2016

~ OTMOTD ~ Offending The Memory Of The Dead

~ ISWTPT-TFOLIT-PML-NMF ~ I Start With The Premise That – The Function Of Leadership Is To – Produce More Leaders – Not More Followers ~ Ralph Nader

~ EQ=TRQ ~ Empowering Questions = The Right Questions ~ Noah St John ~ The Secret Code Of Success ~ 2009

~ CREEP ~ Committee To Re-Elect The President ~ 09-09-1971

~ BG ~ Big Government ~ Wendell Willkie ~ 1940

~ BBCB ~ Burdened By Conventional Belief

~ MOK ~ Merchants Of Knowledge ~ Plato ~ Sophist ~ 363 BCE

~ BLM ~ Black Lives Matter ~ Alicia Garza + Patrisse Cullors + Opal Tometi ~ 13-07-2013

~ SCLM ~ So-Called Liberal Media ~ Eric Alterman ~ What Liberal Media ~ 2003

~ FE ~ Free Enterprise ~ Alfred Marshall ~ Principles Of Economics ~ 1890

~ INAC ~ I’m Not A Crook ~ Richard Nixon ~ 17-11-1973

~ WTWWT-BR-I-E-WW ~ We Think We Want Things – But Really – It’s – EXPERIENCES – We Want ~ Noah St John ~ The Secret Code Of Success ~ 2009

~ SPECTRE ~ Special Executive For Counter-Intelligence, Terrorism Revenge And Extortion ~ Ian Fleming ~ Thunderball ~ 1961

~ AWOSSIT-OTBAE-IWIHIOBAB-A-PAKRIOHAWB ~ A Wealth Of Scientific Studies Indicate That – Our Thoughts, Beliefs, And Emotions – Influence What Is Happening In Our Brains And Bodies – And – Play A Key Role In Our Health And Well-Being ~ Mario Beauregard ~ Brain Wars ~ 2012

MARIA KONNIKOVA ~ MASTERMIND – HOW TO THINK LIKE SHERLOCK HOLMES ~ 2013

~ NMMFM-APAWAAI-WWO-WAFTPA ~ Never Mistake Mindlessness For Mindfulness – A Passive Approach With An Active Involvement – When We Observe – We Are Forced To Pay Attention

~ WHTMFPATAA-WHTE-ES-EI-ET ~ We Have To Move From Passive Absorption To Active Awareness – We Have To Engage – Each Sense – Each Input – Each Thought

~ TC-CC-TOKMABU-WMNFTRAROH ~ Times Change – Circumstances Change – That Original Knowledge Base Must Always Be Updated – We Must Never Forget To Revise And Retest Out Hypotheses

~ UAFTP-O-H(I)-T-D-R ~ Understand And Frame The Problem – Observe – Hypothesize (Imagine) – Test – Deduce – Repeat

~ OT-T-CATB-JALTE-AO-HVRCBFOAFO ~ Our Tendency – To – Confirm And To Believe – Just A Little Too Easily – And Often – Has Very Real Consequences Both For Ourselves And For Others

~ BWAHDOS-DJAAITWII ~ Begin With A Healthy Dose Of Skepticism – Don’t Just Assume Anything Is The Way It Is

~ M-CPOM-AAH-EF-R-A-OOTW ~ Mindfulness – Constant Presence Of Mind –Attentiveness And Hereness – Essential For – Real – Active – Observation Of The World

~ M-AEAD-WHTBM-THIA-M-P-F-TEEOWGTOH-IOGWTF ~ Motivation – Active Engagement And Desire – We Have To Be Motivated – To Think In A – Mindful – Present – Fashion – To Exert Effort On What Goes Through Our Heads – Instead Of Going With The Flow

~ OBAWFQJ ~ Our Brains Are Wired For Quick Judgments

~ OWOLAATATWITTC-AOBARS-B-WCR-HOBJTCINHWADTA ~ Our Way Of Looking At And Thinking About The World Is Tough To Change – And Our Biases Are Remarkably Sticky – But – We Can Rewire – How Our Brains Jump To Conclusions Is Not How We Are Destined To Act

~ WIATTM-A-TEIITR-TMCWAIIAAT ~ What Is Available To The Mind – And – The Easier It Is To Recall – The More Confident We Are In Its Applicability And Truth

~ IOE-SYAP-YALTSTOEAPAW-ETDF-W-E-AS-BRA ~ If One Element – Strikes You As Positive – You Are Likely To See The Other Elements As Positive As Well – Everything That Doesn’t Fit – Will – Easily – And Subconsciously – Be Reasoned Away

~ NJ-NMHPON-BWAABS-I-IHABFTBTIOOB-A-E ~ No Judgment – No Matter How Positive Or Negative – Begins With An Altogether Blank Slate – Instead – It Has Already Been Filtered Thoroughly By The Interaction Of Our Brain – And – The Environment

~ AES-TEPU ~ At Every Step – The Environment Primes Us

~ ISSTTMAHIMJAAGP?-IS-HDIAMPA? ~ Is Something Superfluous To The Matter At Hand Influencing My Judgment At Any Given Point? – if So – How Do I Adjust My Perception Accordingly?

~ IOW-BSOYAOYOM ~ In Other Words – Be Skeptical Of Yourself And Of Your Own Mind

~ AI-IRNMT-PO-LSRLH ~ Accurate Intuition – Is Really Nothing More Than – Practice Of – Letting Skill Replace Learned Heuristics

~ PAIABE-OMAWTW-WITD ~ Paying Attention Is Anything But Elementary – Our Minds Are Wired To Wander – Wandering Is Their Default

~ WCAOATMTAOAEITFATSLAIWWWTFOJOA ~ We Cannot Allocate Our Attention To Multiple Things At Once And Expect It To Function At The Same Level As It Would Were We To Focus On Just One Activity

~ SI-AAPL-AIWAAOTA-ASOH-TCTTTOTCCGAOTWBWO ~ Sensory Influences – Are A Powerful Lot – And If We Aren’t Aware Of Them Altogether – As So Often Happens – They Can Threaten To Take Over The Carefully Cultivate Goals And Objectivity That We’ve Been Working On

~ WWTS-WOC-WMBL-WOC-IOD ~ When We Touch Something – Warm Or Cold – We May Become Likewise – Warm Or Cold – In Our Disposition

~ IWATBSIARW-WMSFOTMR-OBMC-TWOW ~ If We Are Touched By Someone In A Reassuring Way – We May Suddenly Find Ourselves Taking More Risk – Or Being More Confident – Than We Otherwise Would

~ WWHSH-WAMLTJ-SOS-TBWAMS ~ When We Hold Something Heavy – We Are More Likely To Judge – Something Or Someone – To Be Weightier And More Serious

~ WFTNWWDNPUF-A-WFTIF-O-TTTMPIA ~ We Fail To Note What We Do Not Perceive Up Front – And – We Fail To Inquire Further – Or – To Take The Missing Pieces Into Account

~ WTTSOTWTAP ~ We Tend To See Objects The Way They Are Presented

~ B-O&D-L-T-C-I-SO-I ~ Between – Observation And Deduction – Lies – The – Crucial – Irreplaceable – Step Of – Imagination

~ YNTBFAPOOMP ~ You Need To Begin From A Place Of Open-Minded Possibility

~ IOTMOSIS-TCOMNBF ~ If Only The Most Obvious Solution Is Sought – The Correct One May Never Be Found

~ YCPAASTWP-I-YD-TASBT-LIHIS ~ You Cannot Possibly Assess And See The Whole Picture – If – You Don’t – Take A Step Back To – Let Imagination Have Its Say

~ TPOLAIU ~ The Power Of Learned Associations Is Ubiquitous

~ AEL-P&N-LGLTM-PTTGAWTTOATOT ~ At Every Level – Physical And Neural – Locations Get Linked To Memories – Places Tend To Get Associated With The Type Of Activity That Occurs There

~ TDOD-IIIDTRODTFN-TTS-EITMNBAC-OCAA ~ The Difficulty Of Proper Deduction – It Is Incredibly Difficult To Resist Our Desire To Form Narratives – To Tell Stories – Even If They May Not Be Altogether Correct – Or Correct At All

~ WL-S-CR-C-TTMIS-EITSHTBW-OMFCNOODEATT ~ We Like – Simplicity – Concrete Reasons – Causes – Things That Make Intuitive Sense – Even If That Sense Happens To Be Wrong – Our Minds Form Cohesive Narratives Out Of Disparate Elements All The Time

~ WNCISDHAC-ASOBDACOWOTO-WAOPTDS ~ We’re Not Comfortable If Something Doesn’t Have A Cause – And So Our Brains Determine A Cause One Way Or The Other – Without Asking Our Permission To Do So

~ WID-OBTTER-A-TDSAESOTRP-FFITG ~ When In Doubt – Our Brains Take The Easiest Route – And – They Do So At Every Stage Of The Reasoning Process – From Forming Inferences To Generalizations

~ LIB-WTWAFIO-IPPTPLTC ~ Logic Is Boring – We Think We’ve Already Figured It Out – In Pushing Past This Preconception Lies The Challenge

~ IWATAS-WAMLTFICATIWAAGMD-EITDAI ~ If We Are Told A Story – We Are More Likely To Find It Compelling And True If We Are Also Given More Details – Even If Those Details Are Irrelevant

~ SST-OL-FPAR-IMM-TCEPOILM ~ Stating Something Through – Out Loud – Forces Pauses And Reflection – It Mandates Mindfulness – To Consider Each Premise On Its Logical Merits

~ WE-O-IIOD ~ With Experience – Overconfidence – Increases Instead Of Decreases

~ SBOLNE ~ Success Breeds Overconfidence Like Nothing Else

~ THEE-WTTB-UOEP-A-OODO ~ The Hard-Easy Effect – We Tend To Be – Underconfident On Easy Problems – And – Overconfident On Difficult Ones

~ OIWF ~ Overconfidence Increases With Familiarity

~ OIWI-EITAIDAA-K-IASW ~ Overconfidence Increases With Information – Even If The Additional Information Doesn’t Actually Add – Knowledge – In A Significant Way

~ KY-AYE ~ Know Yourself – And Your Environment

~ O-CAT ~ Observe – Carefully And Thoughtfully

~ I-RTCTSYMNTYN ~ Imagine – Remembering To Claim The Space You May Not Think You Need

~ D-OFWYO-ANM ~ Deduce – Only From What You’ve Observed – And Nothing More

~ L-FYFJAYDFYS ~ Learn – From Your Failures Just As You Do From Your Successes

~ EIAWAG-BIN-P-OAOAO-LIBTGD ~ Education Is All Well And Good – But It Needs – Practice – Over And Over And Over – Lest It Begin To Gather Dust

~ WTD-KTOSTYTNNT-AIUH-EFTMEOE ~ Writing Things Down – Keeping Track Of Steps That You Think Need No Tracking – An Incredibly Useful Habit – Even For The Most Expert Of Experts

~ TC-NMHE-WCFTSOE-IWGTTM-M-ATPAMOMR-CHPIOATM-E&S ~ The Checklist – No Matter How Expert – We Can Forget The Simplest Of Elements – If We Go Through The Motions – Mindlessly – Anything That Prompts A Moment Of Mindful Reflection – Can Have Profound Influence On Our Ability To Maintain – Expertise And Success

~ P-UOHASTETMSSWBOTVTPTWWSHTM ~ Practice – Until Our Habits Are Such That Even The Most Severe Stressors Will Bring Out The Very Thought Patterns That We’ve Worked So Hard To Master

~ TWOBAIISTTW-W-TO-T ~ The Way Our Brains Act Is Infinitely Sensitive To The Way – We – Their Owners – Think