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Are you quite sure that all those bells and whistles, all those wonderful facilities of your so-called ‘powerful’ programming languages belong to the solution set rather than to the problem set?

Edsger Dijkstra, (1976) A Discipline of Programming

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Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rage at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Dylan Thomas, “Do not go gentle into that good night” (opening stanza)

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Facebook wants us to — and, really, forces us to — conduct our digital lives with singular identities: identities that can be harnessed and streamlined (and sold to and analyzed). We, however…tend to expect that identities will be what they have been since the advent of society itself: prismatic. Varied. Contextual. These tensions will inevitably clash. The Atlantic,
“Are Your Facebook Friends Stressing You Out? (Yes)”