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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Idiocy That is Facebook

Here is the Word from Zuckerberg on the tenth anniversary of its launch.

Let me quote it in its entirety:

"    When I reflect on the last 10 years, one question I ask myself is: why were we the ones to build this? We were just students. We had way fewer resources than big companies. If they had focused on this problem, they could have done it.

    The only answer I can think of is: we just cared more.

Why is the world without Facebook a "problem?" I ask that sincerely because I no longer participate in Facebook. And that was an adventure in itself... getting out of Facebook once you created a page.  It was not simple and, apparently, not immediate (sign in within some time period I no longer know the length of and you are re-established). 


Inspector Clouseau said...

Just thinking out loud, I imagine that if one perceived that there were limits or limitations on one's ability to connect or "socialize" with others, then that might be perceived as a problem. Some folks seem to live their lives through the vehicle, in much the same way some do through texting. I imagine that to some extent, characterizing something as a problem is dependent upon the individual.

KP said...

That's a smart question! I don't use FB either. Tried many times, it just didn't interest me.

Douglas said...

Inspector, I can always count on you to find a perspective I hadn't considered. Some of us do not see that as a problem, some of us prefer to have some control (for want of a better word)over how we "connect" with others. I think, perhaps, I should elaborate on that in another post.

KP, maybe we think along similar lines.