Fragments – 10

Beautiful China

Via Myke’s Blog, these pictures of scenes from China are breathtakingly beautiful. This is a magical world that we live in.

Searching Tips

And talking about magic, any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic, as Arthur C Clarke has famously noted. To me the technology which powers Google search is magical. Almost all of the world’s information at the tip of a few keystrokes. Again, via Myke, I came across a bunch of tips on how to search more effectively on Google.

May your searches always end serendipitously.

E. F. Schumacher: “We must do what we conceive to be the right thing and not bother our heads or burden our souls with whether we will be successful. Because if we don’t do the right thing, we will be doing the wrong thing and we will just be a part of the disease and not a part of the cure.”

Thanks, Myke, for that beautiful quote.

5 thoughts on “Fragments – 10

  1. The pix are unreal!!!

    The quote of Arthur C Clarke is very appropriate when we think of a new technology that would enable wireless transfer of power. I mean what else is magic?


  2. Nowadays, rarely seen images of rural China… took me back to my travels there in the late ’70s and early ’80s. Hopefully such scenes will not be forever lost in China’s mad pursuit of “progress”. Possibly same road ahead for India?

    Even less used word “serendipitously”. Wonder how many of your readers had to consult The Oxford English Dictionary.

    Little known E. F. Schuhmacher…

    Little children, surely,
    Age you prematurely.
    Though, if all be told:
    They keep you young when old.

    And finally, for all those who are continuously having “bad hair days” I recommend: “IS IT JUST ME OR IS EVERYTHING SHIT” by Steve Lowe and Alan McArthur (ISBN 0-316-72953-1).


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