Dragon Inn, 1:00 a.m. on Flickr.
snake in a tree on Flickr.
Les Trois Coups @ T/F. Before the screening of the outstanding “How to Survive a Plague.”
Skipping school like the bad seeds we are and on our way to the festival. Woo. Old friends. A great little town. Cold beers. Documentary films. What’s not to love about this weekend?
"But to consider the legacy of Bell Labs is to see that we should not mistake small technological steps for huge technological leaps. It also shows us that to always “move fast and break things,” as Facebook is apparently doing, or to constantly pursue “a gospel of speed” (as Google has described its philosophy) is not the only way to get where we are going. Perhaps it is not even the best way. Revolutions happen fast but dawn slowly. To a large extent, we’re still benefiting from risks that were taken, and research that was financed, more than a half century ago."
A welcome consideration of different (perhaps traditional?) ideas of innovation and efficiency. I read this with special attention to the way contemporary ideas about innovation and speed have infiltrated schools, creating a frantic and super-specialized atmosphere that sometimes seems averse to contemplation, reflection, and collaboration between different ways of knowing and approaching problems.
—The Times: ”True Innovation” by John Gertner