Friday, October 22nd 2010


Killing The Genius of Childhood for the Thought Factory Production Line

Thursday, October 21st 2010

Here's something Picasso had to say:

Unlike in music, there are no child prodigies in painting. What people regard as premature genius is the genius of childhood. It gradually disappears as they get older. It is possible for such a child to become a real painter one day, perhaps even a great painter. But he would have to start right from the beginning. So far as I am concerned, I did not have that genius. My first drawings could never have been shown at an exhibition of children's drawings. I lacked the clumsiness of a child, his naivety. I made academic drawings at the age of seven, the minute precision of which frightened me.

Why does the "genius of childhood" gradually disappear?

Thinking in Keywords

Wednesday, October 20th 2010

Okay, you're looking at a web page the moment.

Now imagine it's a little busier.

Perhaps there's an ad on it. A link to a video. An animated banner. You get a notification that you have a new email. Some sort of status update appears. Someone else has just updated her insert-buzzword-here device-thingy. Wait! There's a new movie out that looks good. What's this? Ooooh insert-celebrity-here has cheated on insert-other-celebrity here. Wait. Is that the new episode of CIS Ultimate Cop Squad Post Mortem Investigation Unit on TV?

With all that distraction you have to judge possible avenues of exploration quickly. You quickly scan the web page. Looking for keywords. Is this any use? No. Click a link. And another. Watch 30 seconds of a video? Any use? No. Oh, look, this looks interesting ... 5 minutes later. Could watch the rest of the video. But I won't. Better check that email. Ah, it contains a link to something interesting ...

Familiar? This is what web browsing is to a lot of people.

Is it causing brain damage?

Cycloptic Pyramid Fortress Pyrmm Maguc

Tuesday, October 19th 2010

Cycloptic Pyramid Fortress Pyrmm Maguc

(Tellemetic Atco Maguc Muldi's familiar)

Tellemetic Atco Maguc Muldi

Monday, October 18th 2010

Tellemetic Atco Maguc Muldi

Burgotid the Bloated Diabolical Pumpkinoid

Saturday, October 16th 2010

Burgotid the Bloated Diabolical Pumpkinoid

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