August 1st, 2019

In elevating frontend to the land of Serious Code we have not just made things incredibly over-engineered but we have also set fire to all the ladders that we used to get up here in the first place.


April 10th, 2019

The real measure of information is not in the symbols we send—it’s in the symbols we could have sent, but did not.

—A Mind At Play

March 8th, 2019

The events of the world do not form an orderly queue, like the English. They crowd around chaotically, like Italians.

—The Order Of Time

March 7th, 2019

Don’t design to control; design to give control.

—Gerry McGovern

December 28th, 2018

> Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read. —Groucho Marx

Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.

—Groucho Marx

October 15th, 2018

…and all the fond nothings of daily life should clothe themselves in elemental sparks and shoot with fiery speed in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye, from hemisphere to hemisphere…

— A Thread Across The Ocean

September 4th, 2018

Conquerers live in dread of the day when they are shown to be, not superior, but simply lucky.

— The Stone Sky

August 6th, 2018

If a religion is a system of human norms and values that is founded on belief in superhuman order, then Soviet Communism was no less a religion than Islam.

— Sapiens

July 21st, 2018

Like a government diverting money from defence to education, humans diverted energy from biceps to neurons.

— Sapiens

July 5th, 2018

So many ways to screw the pooch, and just one staggeringly complex, scrupulously modelled, endlessly rehearsed, indefatigably tested way to succeed.

—Hidden Figures

April 22nd, 2018

They sat there in the evening of the last day. And, though there was no actual point to it, they loved each other.

—The Best Of Richard Matheson

March 6th, 2018

Photographs are photons on flypaper.

—The Ursa Major Moving Group

February 12th, 2018

Language is imperfect; poetry, perfectly imperfect.

—Time Travel

January 9th, 2018

And since we are speculating, we’ll use those powerful pseudo-laws, the Principles of Mediocrity and Minimal Assumption.

—A Fire Upon The Deep

October 13th, 2017

Technology isn’t destiny, no matter how inexorable its evolution may seem.

—The Dream Machine

September 29th, 2017

We are dead stars looking back up at the sky.

—Dr. Michelle Thaller


July 6th, 2017

The world spun the sun to the Center of the sky and then downward once more.


January 8th, 2017

The circle of life on Ceres was so small you could see the curve.

—Leviathan Wakes

January 7th, 2017

The flower responded to the star.

—Helliconia Spring