“The health of the American manufacturing economy and the state of science and mathematics education in our schools give another cause for worry. The United States graduates fewer students with a degree in IT or engineering than it did in 1986 (but not to worry, we have had a more-than-500-percent rise in “parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies”).” —We, Robot - Is it dangerous to let drones fight our wars for us?
“Each of these expansions was met with fierce grumbling, occasionally prompting a mea culpa letter from Zuckerberg. But never, in that time, did Zuckerberg backtrack from his general aim of pushing users to share more stuff more often, and Facebook never paid a price for it. Indeed, the numbers tell the opposite story—Facebook’s gradual erosion of privacy correlates precisely with growing activity on the site. Facebook now has more than 400 million members, and it is the most-visited Web site in the country. The looser the rules, the more we use it. Facebook’s executives naturally take this as confirmation that their changes were a good idea. And then, once we’ve become comfortable with the social network’s latest settings, they decide to change their policies once again—and the same drama unfolds once more.” —Can We Get Some Privacy? - Farhad Manjoo, Slate.com
“Nothing will appear as it was. After my accident, I wanted to insulate myself from the world, which seemed more chaotic and abrasive than I remembered. I was unable to tolerate any negativity. Everything—people arguing or suffering, even an old woman using a cane—felt overwhelmingly gloomy. I spent most of my waking hours trying to force sweet thoughts into my head. I slept with the lights on.” —Escaping the chains of grief
“Our putting him on TV after all these years is going to throw his world as it exists upside down. Sometimes in this job, you feel sorry for the people you put on TV in this fashion. I have no such feeling for Graham James.” —Graham James has been found - Globeandmail.com