“Eventually within the next quarter of a century, the nostalgia cycles will be so close together that people will not be able to take a step without being nostalgic for the one they just took.”
— Frank Zappa
The modern household is the place where the consumptive couple do their consuming. Nothing productive is done there. Such work as is done there is done at the expense of the resident couple or family, and to the profit of suppliers of energy and household technology. For entertainment, the inmates consume television or purchase other consumable diversion elsewhere.
There are, however, still some married couples who understand themselves as belonging to their marriage, to each other, and to their children. What they have they have in common, and so, to them, helping each other does not seem merely to damage their ability to compete against each other. To them, ‘mine’ is not so powerful or necessary a pronoun as ‘ours.’
This sort of marriage usually has at its heart a household that is to some extent productive. The couple, that is, makes around itself a household economy that involves the work of both wife and husband, that gives them a measure of economic independence and self-employment, a measure of freedom, as well as a common ground and a common satisfaction.”
— Wendell Barry
“The fact that Bringhurst came to book design and typography from poetry is evident on every page.”
— Maurice Meilleur, reviewing the latest edition of one of my favourite books ever, The Elements of Typographic Style.
“Because it’s so easy to use, the creation of even important spreadsheets is not restricted to people who understand programming and do it in a methodical, well-documented way.”
If I asked you to say "Hi" to your band mates would you: do it, say you would then not, or tell me you wouldn't?
My band and I only talk through music; it's the only form of communication we know. But tonight I will write a guitar solo that delineates me saying hi to them from you. I will call it "me saying hi to them from you".