A collection of input and interactive devices built over the last 30 years.
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face in marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt in a speech delivered at the Sorbonne, Paris, April 23, 1910
The address can be read in its entirety at the Theodore Roosevelt Association site. It is chock full of amazing and inspiration insight. Here’s another favorite of mine:
Probably the best test of true love of liberty in any country in the way in which minorities are treated in that country. Not only should there be complete liberty in matters of religion and opinion, but complete liberty for each man to lead his life as he desires, provided only that in so he does not wrong his neighbor.
I was reintroduced to this after seeing the first quote on Destraynor’s site.
Wow… via @ssummers “how the spy agency used unwitting artists such as Pollock and de Kooning in a cultural Cold War” A choice bit: “The Congress for Cultural Freedom also gave the CIA the ideal front to promote its covert interest in Abstract Expressionism.”
A beautifully comprehensive review of the platform over the last three years of its existence.
“Three legally trained minds—a law student, a law enforcement officer, and a federal judge—each heard the word fuck and suddenly lost the ability to calmly, objectively, and rationally react. If fuck has power over these people, what are the limits of its influence? Three consonants and a vowel ordered one way—“fcuk”—is a multi-million dollar designer label coveted by many worldwide. With the slightest of alterations, f-u-c-k becomes so forceful that its utterance can land you in jail. What transforms these four letters into an expletive of such resounding power?”