from netpublics: participation + change.
Archive for February, 2006
Jay talked about blogging and magazine journalism here:
- Interview newsmakers and get them to explain themselves.
- Syndicate new writing.
- Be a pamphleteer.
- Conduct a debate with participants in a live controversy.
- Or try and retire a dead debate.
- You can cover a simple speech.
Heisenberg And once again away he goes, into the dark water.
Bohr Before we can lay our hands on anything, our life’s over.
Heisenberg Before we can glimpse who or what we are, we are gone and laid to dust.
“What matters to people is how they should live with other people. The great questions of social life are “Who am I?” (To what kind of a group do I belong?) and “What should I do?” (Are there many or few prescriptions I am expected to obey?).
Groups are strong or weak according to whether they have boundaries separating them from others. Decisions are taken either for the group as a whole (strong boundaries) or for individuals or families (weak boundaries). Prescriptions are few or many, indicating the individual internalizes a large or a small set of behavioral norms to which he or she is bound. ”
“So I say to the wind of evening,
Go, then, catch up with them
In the shadows of the dense wood
For that is their intimate abode
“These are principles that have become universal, that are well known to all of us. Principles that talk about corporate responsibility for those nations that are in need.”
May 7, 2005