Unlimited growth increases the divide (Taken with instagram)
Soap dispenser penguin (Taken with Instagram at Michi Waffle & Espresso Bar)
“ For me Coupland has always been about surface and an odd nostalgia. He is nostalgic about everything - the past, the future, and the present, even as it is happening. ”
“ I went to art school plus a bit more and then in the mid-1980s I went on to do magazine design in Tokyo (for Brutus and Popeye) and then began writing only after having established myself as a member of visual culture first. I have an almost total Venn overlap with people who bought the DVD version of the ‘Helvetica’ documentary. ”
“ Hackworth was a forger, Dr. X was a honer. The distinction was at least as old as the digital computer. Forgers created a new technology and then forged on to the next project, having explored only the outlines of its potential. Honers got less respect because they appeared to sit still technologically, playing around with systems that were no longer start, hacking them for all they were worth, getting them to do things the forgers had never envisioned. ”
The Diamond Age
Not entirely true, because some countries only use the metric system partially, and use the imperial system to some capacity still. England, for instance: try asking anyone there how many kilos they weigh.
I find there’s a perceptible age gap in terms of metric usage in England. Friends my age, especially ones who watch their weight using gym scales / modern equipment, will probably know their weight in kilos, whereas their parents won’t have any idea.
Guess it all kinda ties into the years the various countries picked it up, which is a fascinating dataset in itself. Algeria in 1840 and Iran in 1927? Who’da thunk it.
That’s what I thought, too, but then someone proved me wrong on that.
Look, how many other systems are there where you can easily work out how much you weigh FROM THE BARE OBJECTS AROUND YOU.
How much do I weigh? Eight stones. Simple. Done.
When you can find 53kg of cheese lying around your garden, then we’ll talk.
[source sadly unknown (but, OMG) ]