Quotes

  • Mountains are brushes, the oceans are ink,
    Heaven and earth are the case preserving the sutras,
    Each stroke of a character contains everything in the universe.

    -- ninth-century Japanese monk

  • Critical thinking takes practice. Living in such a state of perpetual Beta can be uncomfortable. The key is to be engaged in your learning. It requires strong opinions, loosely held.

  • Onze geest is gemaakt om te dwalen

    -- Marcus Raichle

  • We thought that knowledge was scarce, when in fact it was just that our shelves were small. Our new knowledge is not even a set of works. It is an infrastructure of connection.

    -- David Weinberger, Too Big to Know

  • In this world of abundance, knowledge is not a library but a playlist tuned to our present interests.  It is not eternally thruthful content but subject matter good enough for our current task. It is not a realm but a path that gets us where we're going.

    -- David Weinberger, Too Big to Know

  • As knowledge becomes networked, the smartest person in the room isn’t the person standing at the front lecturing us, and isn’t the collective wisdom of those in the room. The smartest person in the room is the room itself: the network that joins the people and the ideas in the room, and connects to those outside of it.

    It’s not that the network is becoming a conscious super-brain.... read on

    -- David Weinberger, Too Big to Know

  • Ik ben voor een scheiding tussen emotie en staat.

    -- Freek De Jonge

  • Democratie is dus een middel om sneller dan autoritaire regimes het marktsysteem te beschermen tegen zichzelf.

    -- Paul De Grauwe

  • De dagen verdwenen in de plooien van de verstrooide tijd.

    -- Stefan Hertmans. Oorlog en terpentijn.

  • Ze vraagt, kan jij nog dromen

    -- Luc De Vos

  • Networks are not a rejection of hierarchy. Networks are a rejection of rigidity.

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  • Through the wrapping of space,  a people becomes a civilization, and the wrapping which they create remains to impress the world long after the people themselves have disappeared.

    -- Joy Hendry. Wrapping Culture.

  • Perhaps ultimately we may find at last that those who study Japan can contribute to the formulation of general theory about society rather than constantly falling back on its alleged unique qualities.

    -- Joy Hendry. Wrapping Culture.

  • Learning is what you take with you when you forget the material

    -- OH

  • I am a believer in the genius loci.

    -- Sherlock Holmes

  • Nothing can create new order out of chaos and poverty, nothing but the story, and the belief in that story.

    -- Geert Mak. In Europe.

  • Information is power. But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves.

    -- Aaron Swartz

  • De trein naar het station van Tokyo zat propvol.

       Ik kwam schuin tussen andere passagiers te hangen en zonder dat ik nog kon bewegen werd ik meegevoerd van station naar station. Ik leek een tak aan een boom, en toen ik om me heen keek, zag ik iedereen harmonieus in elkaar verstrengeld, de ene een... read on

    -- Kawakami Hiromi (Manazuru)

  • The universe is made of stories, not atoms.

    --Muriel Rukeyser

  • the issue isn’t what education of “the very best sort” looks like, but what the whole system looks like.

    -- Clay Shirky

  • the fight over MOOCs is really about the story we tell ourselves about higher education: what it is, who it’s for, how it’s delivered, who delivers it

    -- Clay Shirky

  • There's a growling, spotty dog prowling amongst these pages, and he's called Manga. It's the perfect name for a sharp-toothed, mixed-breed mongrel, one who cocks a leg to piss on a snoring man lying in the street with a knife jammed into  the top of his skull. Manga is a lot like that dog, out there without a collar, without a lead, not fully house-trained, a playful puppy at times, but taken... read on

    -- Paul Gravett. AX : alternative manga (introduction)

  • Ik ben tot de ontdekking gekomen dat het veel beter is uit te slapen dan braafjes op te staan, een dag lang rond te lopen met een slaperige kop en vervolgens je tijd te verspillen met een middagdutje. Om die redenen ben ik ook van plan me aan mijn langslapersschema te houden. Toegegeven, als de nachten in het najaar weer lengen en het leuk wordt om vroeg op te staan, noemt iedereen me opnieuw... read on

    -- Yokoi Yayū. Uzuragoromo (Ouwe Vodden).

  • Do what you do best and link to the rest.

    -- Jeff Jarvis. Hacking the Academy.

  • Make something idiot-proof and somebody will make a better idiot.

    -- @SebPaquet

  • A dull lecture is twice as dull on the net.

    -- Alastair Creelman

  • In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.

    -- Eric Hoffer

  • There are no digital natives. There is no net generation. We are all in this together. That is all.

     

    -- Steve Wheeler

  • Many experiments were made before I could hit the middle tone between a dull chronicle and a rhetorical declamation.

    -- E. Gibbon

  • The next big idea in language, history and the arts? Data.

    -- NYT

  • Media that's targeted at you but doesn't include you may not be worth sitting still for

    -- Clay Shirky

  • Laughter is the sound of sudden knowledge.

    -- David Weinberger. Small pieces loosely joined, p.144

  •  zeg niet "Facebook is een sociaal medium", zeg wel: "op facebook zijn een aantal memes die je niet mag missen"

    -- Ben Caudron

  • Here, literacy is understood to include not simply what we can do with printed matter but also what we can do with media. Just as we would not traditionally assume that someone is literate if they can read but not write, we should not assume that someone possesses media literacy if they can consume but not express themselves.

    -- Henry Jenkins

  • Home is where the wireless router is.

    -- OH

  • Comment se fait-il que les enfants étant intelligents,
    la plupart des hommes soient si bêtes?
    Ça doit tenir à l'éducation.

    -- A. Dumas

  • We have to view information as a flow rather than as a thing. Online learning is a flow. It’s like electricity or water. It’s there, it’s available and it flows. It’s not stuff you collect. I don’t see myself sitting in my home collecting jars of water. I use the water as it comes.

    -- Stephen Downes

  • Blogging without RSS is like swimming without water.

    -- George Siemens

  • Its also probably not a good idea to learn new things according to deadlines. Your UNIX knowledge should evolve by grace and fascination, rather than pressure.

    -- Paul Sheer

  • Kritische zin is niet hetzelfde als je mening zeggen.

    -- Fred Truyen

  • Thinking, Lewis, thinking - old ór new, would be a welcome change all around.

    -- Chief-Inspector Morse

  • Un peu savoir, un peu de sagesse, et beaucoup de saveur.

    -- Roland Barthes

  • Mentaliteit is geïndividualiseerde ideologie.

    -- OH

  • 将来のこといえば天井で鼠が笑う

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  • Cijfers kunnen niet liegen, maar leugenaars kunnen cijferen.

    -- OH

  • Le temps est le seul capital des gens qui n'ont que leur intelligence pour fortune.

    -- Honoré de Balzac

  • Wie achter het stuur op zijn voorhoofd wijst, is gek.

    -- Harry Mulisch

  • A little bit of messiness, or friction, is a value, not a cost.

    -- Lawrence Lessig

  • Elke voldoende geavanceerde vorm van technologie is niet te onderscheiden van magie.

    -- Arthur C. Clarke

  • Hoe meer nep, hoe groter klep.

    -- OH

  • "Where are we going?" I asked. "I don't know" he said, "just driving." "But this road doesn't go anywhere", I told him. "That doesn't matter." "What does?"I asked, after a little while. "Just that we're on it, dude", he said.

    -- Bret Easton Ellis. Less than zero.

  • De waarde van het studentenleven schuilt in de aard en het niveau der nevenbezigheden. De vakstudie is een bijproduct.

    -- Godfried Bomans

  • DRM is an arms race between major corporations and thirteen year olds in Finland. And the thirteen year olds are winning.

    -- David Wiley

  • Blogs are a way to trace the flight of thought rather than the chain of thought.

    -- Torill Mortensen

  • Web 2.0 is an attitude not a technology. It’s about enabling and encouraging participation through open applications and services.

    -- Ian Davis

  • We never get accustomed to being less important to other people than they are to us.

    -- Graham Greene

  • Communication is too often taken for granted, when it should be taken to pieces.

    -- John Fiske

  • There is precious little you can gain from a pinball machine. Only some lights that convert to a score count.
    On the other hand, there is a great deal to lose. All the coppers you'd ever need to erect statues of every president in history (provided, of course, you thought well enough to erect a statue of Richard M. Nixon), not to mention a lot of valuable and... read on

    -- Murakami Haruki

  • Vrije Software betekent voor ICT wat de Renaissance betekende voor de Westerse beschaving: de democratisering van het deelnemen aan, en het verantwoordelijkheid opnemen voor, de ontwikkeling van de (ICT) maatschappij.

    -- Herman Bruyninckx