“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.”—Relax, Everything Is Deeply Intertwingled: Ultimately It Comes Down To Taste
“As you might expect, I get the occasional suggestion that I should turn my site into something not unlike what SCRIBD is; more user interaction, ability of people to upload textfiles, to have “profiles”, to comment on each textfile, and so on. To these people, I can now point to SCRIBD and say “And this is what it would look like.” A gigantic, farting zeppelin of web 2.0 lazily rising into the sky to grab a little piece of the money sun before exploding in flames.”—ASCII by Jason Scott: TEXTFILES.COM 2.0
The Pearl of the Orient - Part Three By Danielle Trussoni
The Story So Far: As our fairy tale opened, King Anh has been defeated in a battle for Saigon. Needing help, he summoned Monsignor Pigneau de Behaine, the Archbishop of Adran, and they reached a new strategy. The monsignor would bring the king’s seven-year-old son to see his king in Pondicherry. That sign of trust and friendship would open the gates to the Kingdom of the West in Versailles, where France would grant ships and men to aid King Anh. Things looked doomed when young Prince Canh attempted to explain his father’s situation to a lieutenant in Pondicherry. When he opened his mouth, no words came out — just a pearl. But pearls, it turns out, often speak louder than words.