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There are many more disabilities that are misunderstood and demonized. I think we need to rethink our engagement with all of them, all the time.John Saddington

Privacy is a feature.

Glenn Greenwald, in a TED Talk called Why Privacy Matters, said it best (emphasis mine):

Over the last 16 months, as I’ve debated this issue around the world, every single time somebody has said to me, “I don’t really worry about invasions of privacy because I don’t have anything to hide.” I always say the same thing to them. I get out a pen, I write down my email address. I say, “Here’s my email address. What I want you to do when you get home is email me the passwords to all of your email accounts, not just the nice, respectable work one in your name, but all of them, because I want to be able to just troll through what it is you’re doing online, read what I want to read and publish whatever I find interesting. After all, if you’re not a bad person, if you’re doing nothing wrong, you should have nothing to hide.” Not a single person has taken me up on that offer.Andrew Orr

What makes art?

You know who makes art? Makers. Doers. The paint-stained and the dust-covered. The ones who pick up their cameras and walk out the door without a hint of inspiration or the foggiest notion if anyone is even watching, or cares – but they go to find out, to see if it’s there. Because they care. You know who doesn’t make art? The dreamers, the blamers, the excuse-makers, and the I-could-have-done-that’ers: anyone who doesn’t do the work for whatever reason: fear, laziness, even something as noble-sounding as the pursuit of vision. And that’s OK. The world will survive if you don’t make your art. But you won’t.David duChemin

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