"Everything is bullshit but the open hand."

Bruce Cockburn, Strange Waters
October 8th, 2008

"The Wit of the Staircase: From the French phrase 'esprit d'escalier', literally, it means 'the wit of the staircase', and usually refers to the perfect witty response you think up after the conversation or argument is ended. "Esprit d'escalier", she replied. "Esprit d'escalier. The answer you cannot make, the pattern you cannot complete till afterwards it suddenly comes to you when it is too late."

The blog by extraordinary Theresa Duncan († 2007) is still a huge inspiration.

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Then we could be Heroes, just for one day

Peter Saville
October 2nd, 2008

I keep talking about this one-of-a-kind design hero of mine. Had the great pleasure to work with him on two of my projects, and he challenged my perception and perspective.

My dear friend and wonderful designer Manu Burghart took that hilarious photo the last time we met him in London - his car, my scraf.

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The next Einstein will be African

Neil Turok's 2008 TED Prize wish
May 35th, 2008

Neil Turok is working on a model of the universe that explains the big bang - while, closer to home, he's founded a school to promote math and science studies in Africa. Accepting his 2008 TED Prize, physicist Neil Turok speaks out for talented young Africans starved of opportunity: by unlocking and nurturing the continent's creative potential, we can create a change in Africa's future. In his talk Neil Turok recommends the Worldmapper for a different view on our planet.

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