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We were, effectively, DDoSing one another: the term for a distributed denial-of-service attack, in which malicious actors overwhelm their target by flooding it with traffic, leaving the victim incapacitated. Our online public lives became ...more
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Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
“We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.”
Kurt Vonnegut, If This Isn't Nice, What Is?: Advice for the Young

Albert Einstein
“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
Albert Einstein

Vladimir Nabokov
“Some might think that the creativity, imagination, and flights of fancy that give my life meaning are insanity.”
Vladimir Nabokov (translator)

Hunter S. Thompson
“Some may never live, but the crazy never die.”
Hunter S. Thompson

Tom Robbins
“Humans have evolved to their relatively high state by retaining the immature characteristics of their ancestors. Humans are the most advanced of mammals – although a case could be made for the dolphins – because they seldom grow up. Behavioral traits such as curiosity about the world, flexibility of response, and playfulness are common to practically all young mammals but are usually rapidly lost with the onset of maturity in all but humans. Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.”
Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker

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