Weekend Edition: 6-14

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

  • We are losing the art of reading (“the innate human desire to make ourselves look cleverer than we are, combined with an overabundance of consumer choice and the intense cultural bombardment of the digital age, means we increasingly lack both the time and willpower to engage with anything longer than 140 characters or more demanding than Granta or Grazia.”)
  • War fatigue (“To the 17-year-old soldier or civilian, life without war is only theoretical.”)

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I have an inferiority complex, but it’s not a very good one.

Steven Wright

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