From To make journalism harder, slower, less secure:
“Journalism almost has to be brought closer to activism to stand a chance of prevailing in its current struggle with the state.”
I don’t know if activism is a correct word but Journalism, like so many other domains, is being re-challenged to once again find relevant purpose. The reason that the NSA seems to have an upper hand (for the time being) is that it has already been repurposed – it is already firmly entrenched in its new purpose – giving it a head start over journalism. Journalism is simply late to the game. Maybe this is because journalism was too busy clinging on to the familiar past when the technological revolution first prompted it to evolve? The NSA seems to be more demanding!?
This is the person often mentioned in Bob Frissell’s book:
An excellent talk … except I felt he was too gracious and careful with his hosts:
In the end he speaks of hard-power turning into soft-power … got me thinking about femininity.
And also mentions that organic-food is a kind of defensive strategy against unhealthy food … loved that … continuing to feed my unwritten post on organic.
via Fred Wilson
Also from Bruche Schneier (came to me a day later) The Public-Private Surveillance Partnership via Matt Mullenweg
From Shining Eyes:
“We’re here because for the first time we can feel the new way of being beating in our veins. Eduardo Galeano said this shitty world is pregnant with another. I can taste it. I can feel it. I can even say that I’ve seen it.”
via Dan MaQuillan and Nick Marsh
From this article about Johnson & Masters work in sexuality:
“And they legitimised it in a way by making it scientific.”
An interesting point-of-reference to the demise of intellect itself into social patterns as a dominant means of acceptance.