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International Holocaust Remembrance Day – January 27

It would be a dangerous error to think of the Holocaust as simply the result of the insanity of a group of criminal Nazis. On the contrary, the Holocaust was the culmination of millennia of hatred, scapegoating and discrimination targeting the Jews, what we now call anti-Semitism. UN Secretary-General António Guterres January 27 is designated […]

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Why Photograph?

For amateurs and enthusiasts, . . . first and foremost . . . enjoy your hobby. Enjoy photography itself as well as your topics, be they a landscape, a model or a freaky insect. Or even a Snowy Owl. This is your hobby and you should learn to enjoy it even if not a single other […]

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On the Value of the Open Web

Anil Dash, the CEO of Glitch, on the importance of the open web: Every day, millions of people rely on independent websites that are mostly created by regular people, weren’t designed as mobile apps, connect deeply to culture, and aren’t run by the giant tech companies. These are a vision of not just what the […]

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“Money would ruin it.”

Brent Simmons, as a labor of love, has brought back to life NetNewsWire, as free open source software: People have offered money — just in general or for a specific feature. But we won’t take any money at all. Money would ruin it. When money’s involved, it becomes an issue, and in this world it’s […]

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On the importance of doing

“The solution to depression is action …” Yvon Chouinard, Founder of Patagonia

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Marilyn Monroe on Projection

I’ve never fooled anyone. I’ve let people fool themselves. They didn’t bother to find out who and what I was. Instead they would invent a character for me. I wouldn’t argue with them. They were obviously loving somebody I wasn’t. Marilyn Monroe