Siri. Cortana. Why can’t AI be named like, Jennifer?
Feeling oldish. 15 years since I started University. 20 years since I started grade eight (aka: THE BEST GRADE EVER.) 30 years since Ghostbusters was released. Also Ariel is 41 now or something? Jesus.
My personal library has officially spilled over to the second tall bookcase. I am intensely proud of this.
I am convinced that the deepest desire within each of us is to be liberated from the controlling influences of our own psychic madness or patterns of fear. All other things—the disdain of ordinary life, the need to control others rather than be controlled, the craving for material goods as a means of security and protection against the winds of chaos—are external props that serve as substitutes for the real battle, which is the one waged within the individual soul.
"Ugh, I’m just nostalgic for the feel of clay tablets." - person to someone reading a papyrus book, 2400BC
What is one’s personality, detached from that of the friends with whom fate happens to have linked one? I cannot think of myself apart from the influence of the two or three greatest friendships of my life, and any account of my own growth must be that of their stimulating and enlightening influence.
—Edith Wharton, A Backward Glance