What My College Professors Taught Me

“They can’t see that paeans to multicultural openness can sound like self-serving cant coming from open-borders Londoners who love Afghan restaurants but would never live near an immigrant housing project, or American liberals who hail the end of whiteness while doing everything possible to keep their kids out of majority-minority schools.

They can’t see that their vision of history’s arc bending inexorably away from tribe and creed and nation-state looks to outsiders like something familiar from eras past: A powerful caste’s self-serving explanation for why it alone deserves to rule the World.”

~The Myth of Cosmopolitanism by Ross Douthat, The New York Times July 2016

“For many decades, horse labor appeared impervious to technological change. Even as the telegraph supplanted the Pony Express and railroads replaced the stagecoach and the Conestoga wagon, the U.S. equine population grew seemingly without end, increasing sixfold between 1840 and 1900 to more than 21 million horses and mules. [after the invention of the automobile] By 1960, the United States counted just three million horses, a decline of nearly 88 percent in just over half a century.”

~Will Humans Go the Way of the Horses? Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, speaking to Wassily Leontief’s horse analogy

“Technology is not far away and impersonal. It’s here, it’s intensely personal, and it’s great fun.”

~Ivan Sutherland, Technology and Courage 1996

Quick fire round!

It was beautiful and brutal; excited for the next adventure!

~Me, 2020

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