Disruption, displacement, and derailleurs

(1) Innovations Threaten the Neighborhood Bike Shop (NY Times) “‘The change in the outside world is profound,’ he said. ‘We haven’t been as affected by the internet as bookstores and record stores, but it is coming.’” (2) Generation Lost…

Weekend 350.0

“On earth we are wayfarers, always on the go. This means that we have to keep on moving forward. Therefore be always unhappy about what you are if you want to reach what you are not.” – St. Augustine (1) China’s Ghost Cities (YouTube) (2) Light, time, legacy: Francis Towne’s watercolours review – the romance […]

Weekend 198.0

(1) Rachel Field “Field also wrote the English lyrics for the version of Franz Schubert’s Ave Maria used in the Disney film Fantasia (film).” (1a) Walt Disney’s Ave Maria (2) Generation Limbo “And there are plenty of this Lost Generation who, rather than turning to literature or the arts or even booze, dull the pain […]

Weekend 184.0

(1) Coast to Coast in Eight Days (WSJ) (2) Lost in a World Without Roots (WSJ) (3) ‘Down and Dirty’ with the Disney Girl (4) A Macy’s branded bicycle? (5) Forget Vinyl; Band Releases Album as Location-Based App (Credit: J2) (6) Stephen Burks: The industrial designer spins traditional crafts into luxury goods with a conscience […]

Weekend 153.1

Just finished Hamlet’s BlackBerry: A Practical Philosophy for Building a Good Life in the Digital Age and this excerpt from Lady Gaga and the death of sex seems apropos. Generation Gaga doesn’t identify with powerful vocal styles because their own voices have atrophied: they communicate mutely via a constant stream of atomised, telegraphic text messages. […]

“I weep for the future.”

“The generation gap in political values is stark, according to this Pew poll: A majority of people over 65 have a negative view of socialism and a positive view of capitalism. The 18-to 29-year-olds? They love the progressive label, only marginally object to socialism, and have a negative view of capitalism.” Source: NRO