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Eco - "Writings: IBM vs. Mac" - http://www.themodernword.com/eco...
Eco - "Writings: IBM vs. Mac" - http://www.themodernword.com/eco...
I am firmly of the opinion that the Macintosh is Catholic and that DOS is Protestant. Indeed, the Macintosh is counter-reformist and has been influenced by the ratio studiorum of the Jesuits. It is cheerful, friendly, conciliatory; it tells the faithful how they must proceed step by step to reach -- if not the kingdom of Heaven -- the moment in which their document is printed. It is catechistic: The essence of revelation is dealt with via simple formulae and sumptuous icons. Everyone has a right to salvation. DOS is Protestant, or even Calvinistic. It allows free interpretation of scripture, demands difficult personal decisions, imposes a subtle hermeneutics upon the user, and takes for granted the idea that not all can achieve salvation. To make the system work you need to interpret the program yourself: Far away from the baroque community of revelers, the user is closed within the loneliness of his own inner torment. - Avinash Kunnath
Eco - "Writings: IBM vs. Mac" - http://www.themodernword.com/eco...
I am firmly of the opinion that the Macintosh is Catholic and that DOS is Protestant. Indeed, the Macintosh is counter-reformist and has been influenced by the ratio studiorum of the Jesuits. It is cheerful, friendly, conciliatory; it tells the faithful how they must proceed step by step to reach -- if not the kingdom of Heaven -- the moment in which their document is printed. It is catechistic: The essence of revelation is dealt with via simple formulae and sumptuous icons. Everyone has a right to salvation. DOS is Protestant, or even Calvinistic. It allows free interpretation of scripture, demands difficult personal decisions, imposes a subtle hermeneutics upon the user, and takes for granted the idea that not all can achieve salvation. To make the system work you need to interpret the program yourself: Far away from the baroque community of revelers, the user is closed within the loneliness of his own inner torment. - Avinash Kunnath
Joe Posnanski » Posts The Next Great Quarterback « - http://joeposnanski.si.com/2011...
Joe Posnanski » Posts The Next Great Quarterback « - http://joeposnanski.si.com/2011...
What you get from these quotes and just about everything Rodgers says — in addition to steady and pleasant boredom — is a sense of someone who thinks about things constantly, even little things that few others think about. He seems to be someone who simply cannot imagine staying the same, simply cannot imagine that he’s already good enough. There are so many potential distractions at the NFL level, some of them off the field (money, fame, fan fickleness …), some on the field (dealing with pain — Rodgers has a history of concussions — standing up to a heavy rush, the inner workings of a team …). And the most successful quarterbacks, bar none, are the ones who deal with those distractions and never believe the hype and continue to hunger for even the slightest improvement. That is a lot tougher trait to scout than arm strength and how much a player can bench press. - Avinash Kunnath
Joe Posnanski » Posts The Next Great Quarterback « - http://joeposnanski.si.com/2011...
What you get from these quotes and just about everything Rodgers says — in addition to steady and pleasant boredom — is a sense of someone who thinks about things constantly, even little things that few others think about. He seems to be someone who simply cannot imagine staying the same, simply cannot imagine that he’s already good enough. There are so many potential distractions at the NFL level, some of them off the field (money, fame, fan fickleness …), some on the field (dealing with pain — Rodgers has a history of concussions — standing up to a heavy rush, the inner workings of a team …). And the most successful quarterbacks, bar none, are the ones who deal with those distractions and never believe the hype and continue to hunger for even the slightest improvement. That is a lot tougher trait to scout than arm strength and how much a player can bench press. - Avinash Kunnath
Joe Posnanski » Posts The Next Great Quarterback « - http://joeposnanski.si.com/2011...
What you get from these quotes and just about everything Rodgers says — in addition to steady and pleasant boredom — is a sense of someone who thinks about things constantly, even little things that few others think about. He seems to be someone who simply cannot imagine staying the same, simply cannot imagine that he’s already good enough. There are so many potential distractions at the NFL level, some of them off the field (money, fame, fan fickleness …), some on the field (dealing with pain — Rodgers has a history of concussions — standing up to a heavy rush, the inner workings of a team …). And the most successful quarterbacks, bar none, are the ones who deal with those distractions and never believe the hype and continue to hunger for even the slightest improvement. That is a lot tougher trait to scout than arm strength and how much a player can bench press. - Avinash Kunnath
Joe Posnanski » Posts The Next Great Quarterback « - http://joeposnanski.si.com/2011...
What you get from these quotes and just about everything Rodgers says — in addition to steady and pleasant boredom — is a sense of someone who thinks about things constantly, even little things that few others think about. He seems to be someone who simply cannot imagine staying the same, simply cannot imagine that he’s already good enough. There are so many potential distractions at the NFL level, some of them off the field (money, fame, fan fickleness …), some on the field (dealing with pain — Rodgers has a history of concussions — standing up to a heavy rush, the inner workings of a team …). And the most successful quarterbacks, bar none, are the ones who deal with those distractions and never believe the hype and continue to hunger for even the slightest improvement. That is a lot tougher trait to scout than arm strength and how much a player can bench press. - Avinash Kunnath
What's Happening in Egypt Explained (UPDATED) | Mother Jones - http://motherjones.com/mojo...
What's Happening in Egypt Explained (UPDATED) | Mother Jones - http://motherjones.com/mojo...
What's Happening in Egypt Explained (UPDATED) | Mother Jones - http://motherjones.com/mojo...
What's Happening in Egypt Explained (UPDATED) | Mother Jones - http://motherjones.com/mojo...
What's Happening in Egypt Explained (UPDATED) | Mother Jones - http://motherjones.com/mojo...
Rose standing tall among NBA elite - NBA - Yahoo! Sports - http://sports.yahoo.com/nba...
Rose standing tall among NBA elite - NBA - Yahoo! Sports - http://sports.yahoo.com/nba...
Rose wants to be the hometown kid to bring a championship back to Chicago, and he never lost an edge with James, with Wade. He asked nothing of James in the summer of 2010, lost no edge, lost no standing. His game has come, and Rose believes he can trade blows with the best in basketball now. He’s right. These Bulls are built around a superstar point guard. His team, his city, his burden. “Chicago’s got a good one,” Wade said. Chicago’s got a great one, and Derrick Rose is desperate to someday show Wade and James: It isn’t just that he didn’t want them. He didn’t need them. - Avinash Kunnath
Rose standing tall among NBA elite - NBA - Yahoo! Sports - http://sports.yahoo.com/nba...
Rose wants to be the hometown kid to bring a championship back to Chicago, and he never lost an edge with James, with Wade. He asked nothing of James in the summer of 2010, lost no edge, lost no standing. His game has come, and Rose believes he can trade blows with the best in basketball now. He’s right. These Bulls are built around a superstar point guard. His team, his city, his burden. “Chicago’s got a good one,” Wade said. Chicago’s got a great one, and Derrick Rose is desperate to someday show Wade and James: It isn’t just that he didn’t want them. He didn’t need them. - Avinash Kunnath
As the Plains Burn-------(Updated 12-21-2010 ppg 354-355) - SEC Football - TigerDroppings.com - http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant...
Holllly sh-t. If even 20% of this is true... - Avinash Kunnath
As the Plains Burn-------(Updated 12-21-2010 ppg 354-355) - SEC Football - TigerDroppings.com - http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant...
Holllly sh-t. If even 20% of this is true... - Avinash Kunnath
As the Plains Burn-------(Updated 12-21-2010 ppg 354-355) - SEC Football - TigerDroppings.com - http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant...
Thoughts on Auburn’s 22-19 win over Oregon in the BCS title game | Smart Football - http://smartfootball.com/spread...
Thoughts on Auburn’s 22-19 win over Oregon in the BCS title game | Smart Football - http://smartfootball.com/spread...
Thoughts on Auburn’s 22-19 win over Oregon in the BCS title game | Smart Football - http://smartfootball.com/spread...
Bill Simmons: Tom Brady and Peyton Manning -- the rivalry - ESPN - http://sports.espn.go.com/espn...
Bill Simmons: Tom Brady and Peyton Manning -- the rivalry - ESPN - http://sports.espn.go.com/espn...
Someone asked equipment manager John Falk which of his championship rings was his favorite -- between Big Ten titles and national titles, Falk had something like 14 at that point -- and Falk quickly responded, "The next one." Brady loved that. He steals it whenever someone asks him, "What was your favorite Super Bowl?" The next one. "It's not about what you've done," he said. "It's about the process and journey of what you've accomplished, the gratification you get from it, and what you learned from it. After that, it's over. And it's time for the next one. That's how you have to think." - Avinash Kunnath
Bill Simmons: Tom Brady and Peyton Manning -- the rivalry - ESPN - http://sports.espn.go.com/espn...
Someone asked equipment manager John Falk which of his championship rings was his favorite -- between Big Ten titles and national titles, Falk had something like 14 at that point -- and Falk quickly responded, "The next one." Brady loved that. He steals it whenever someone asks him, "What was your favorite Super Bowl?" The next one. "It's not about what you've done," he said. "It's about the process and journey of what you've accomplished, the gratification you get from it, and what you learned from it. After that, it's over. And it's time for the next one. That's how you have to think." - Avinash Kunnath
The little red book that swept France - Europe, World - The Independent - http://www.independent.co.uk/news...
The book, which costs €3, has sold 600,000 copies in three months and another 200,000 have just been printed. Its original print run was 8,000. In the run-up to Christmas, Mr Hessel's call for a "peaceful insurrection" not only topped the French bestsellers list, it sold eight times more copies than the second most popular book, a Goncourt prize-winning novel by Michel Houellebecq. - Avinash Kunnath
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