“(Indeed, the question that floats eternally at the top of Twitter’s Web site — “What are you doing?” — can come to seem existentially freighted. What are you doing?)” —Clive Thompson, “Brave New World of Digital Intimacy” (2008)
In modern thought, (if not in fact)
Nothing is that doesn’t act,
So that is reckoned wisdom which
Describes the scratch but not the itch.
Anonymous, via Marshall McLuhan
“Lightning hits! Quality! Virtue! Dharma! That is what the Sophists were teaching! Not ethical relativism. Not pristine ‘virtue.’ But areté. Excellence. Dharma! Before the Church of Reason. Before substance. Before form. Before mind and matter. Before dialectic itself. Quality had been absolute.” —Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
“?אצלי או אצלך” —