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The Culture of Generosity describes what I see as the loveliest manifestation of social interactions online. People are incredibly generous and selfless online, and that is what attracted me to the internet in the first place. It is full of web sites that people put up, discographies of their favorite bands, essays they’ve written, the syllabi of university classes, photos of themselves, their families, and real artwork. It’s amazing, and inexhaustible!”

posted at 1:21 pm
on Jan. 27, 2006

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“When the Dalai Lama was a child, studying the doctrines of Tibetan Buddhism, his teachers explained that the moon emits its own light. But one day they brought him a telescope. He looked at the moon under magnification and saw that its surface contained shadows. He had made a discovery: The moon’s light comes from elsewhere. It must come from the sun. The doctrine was directly at odds with what he could perceive with his own senses and a scientific instrument. What to do? Simple: Change the doctrine.”

posted at 3:03 pm
on Jan. 21, 2006

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“You should go to the Eastside [of Vancouver], the craftsmanship is incredible.”

posted at 4:21 pm
on Jan. 20, 2006

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“1. Chuck Norris’ tears cure cancer. Too bad he has never cried. Ever. ... 4. The chief export of Chuck Norris is pain.  ... 7. Chuck Norris does not hunt because the word hunting implies
the probability of failure. Chuck Norris goes killing. ... 10. In fine print on the last page of the Guinness Book of World Records it notes that all world records are held by Chuck Norris, and those listed in the book are simply the closest anyone else has ever gotten. “

posted at 1:07 pm
on Jan. 17, 2006

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“Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman, but believing what he read made him mad.”

posted at 4:41 pm
on Jan. 12, 2006

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“Two atoms walk into a bar. One turns to the other and says, “I think I lost an electron!” The other replies, “Are you sure?” “Yes, I’m positive.””

posted at 9:34 pm
on Jan. 10, 2006

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“Forget about likes and dislikes. They are of no consequence. Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.”

posted at 4:41 pm
on Jan. 10, 2006

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“Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

posted at 4:26 pm
on Jan. 10, 2006

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“I am an undecided voter - I don’t like Liberal corruption, Stephen Harper scares me, the NDP never stands a chance, the Green Party is the “cool” party to vote for if you don’t feel like actually eating your ballot, and the Canadian Action Party… who?”

posted at 3:25 pm
on Jan. 10, 2006

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“Tech on phone: Okay, go ahead and type in your password…Yep, just type it in…In the password field…Just type it…With your keyboard…Should be right in front of you… Has letters on it…Great!”

posted at 2:15 am
on Jan. 6, 2006

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“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”

posted at 4:41 pm
on Jan. 4, 2006

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“We are all waiting for death, like the moon waiting for sunset.”

posted at 10:28 am
on Jan. 1, 2006

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