A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding.
Marshall McLuhan (21 july 1911 - 1980) philosopher, scholar, educator
like most of the rest of the u s of a, it is just too darn hot! it's not just the heat but the humidity - when you start sweating at 7 am you know it's too damn hot!
my computer is located in a room with no a/c, so until the heat wave breaks there's not going to be much blogging by this mouse!
speaking of computer, today's the writer's almanac included this insightful quote from mcluhan:
The printing press, the computer, and television are not therefore simply machines which convey information. They are metaphors through which we conceptualize reality in one way or another. They will classify the world for us, sequence it, frame it, enlarge it, reduce it, argue a case for what it is like. Through these media metaphors, we do not see the world as it is. We see it as our coding systems are. Such is the power of the form of information.
stay cool. drink plenty of fluids and take comfort by knowing that given how fast time flies before we know it we'll be complaining about winter and wondering what happened to summer!
ella singing cole porter's too darn hot - the theme song for the week!
photo: new ringgold, pa july 2011