The problem with computers is that they exist too exclusively in the electronic domain: what you need is a transitional area round the edge. —Brian Eno, A Year with Swollen Appendices

A weekend in the woods, some of it spent reading Eno, has me thinking about how the M-F, 9-5 working week is completely wrong for startups. The band/producer model could provide an interesting new perspective.

“The goal of the future is full unemployment, so we can play. That’s why we have to destroy the present politico-economic system.”

“Medical doctors in America are not trained to think like scientists—they are trained to present themselves as all-knowing experts whose facade of incredible intelligence and skill is supposed to comfort the patient and thus somehow miraculously lead to a good outcome. The time for this to change is long past.”

“To put all living things that aren’t human into one category is, first of all, a stupid gesture–theoretically ridiculous–and partakes in the very real violence that humans exercise towards animals.

Bought tickets to see Marc Ribot at the ICA later this month. Another musician that I came to through the work on John Zorn, who’s introduced me to countless musicians, artists, writers, mystics, and free-thinkers since I stumbled on his work in my mid-teens.

“The spit at 2:50 is punk as hell.”

“I composed a beautiful letter to you in the sleepless nightmare hours of the night, and it has all gone: I just miss you, in a quite simple desperate human way.”