Saturday, May 7, 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011

From 1984 - George Orwell

Winston sank his arms to his sides and slowly refilled his lungs with air. His mind slid away into the labyrinthine world of doublethink. To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which cancelled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them, to use logic against logic, to repudiate morality while laying claim to it, to believe that democracy was impossible and that the Party was the guardian of democracy, to forget whatever it was necessary to forget, then to draw it back into memory again at the moment when it was needed, and then promptly to forget it again: and above all, to apply the same process to the process itself. That was the ultimate subtlety: consciously to induce unconsciousness, and then, once again, to become unconscious of the act of hypnosis you had just performed. Even to understand the word 'doublethink' involved the use of doublethink.

Death of bin Laden

I know OBL was a really bad guy, but I just can't celebrate the violent death of any man.


I am now able to use a mouse with a on screen keyboard and found some free adaptive software to use my laptop. I can also type by way of head movements and using a program to speak what I type. No need for someone to read my lips and type for me, completely autonomous. Now I'll never shut up.