25 years later

Posted by Mathew Lowry on 10/11/14

The photo of Chancellor Helmut Kohl in front of the Brandenburg Gate is incredible. But how will it be viewed in 25 more years? Chancellor Helmut Kohl in front of the Brandenburg Gate, 25 years after the launch a process that led to the reunification of much more than Germany (@bild). Of course it’s supposed [...]

To blog or not to blog?

Posted by Mathew Lowry on 09/04/12

I smiled wryly this weekend as I saw more tweets by people publicly abandoning some of their social media platforms – i.e., giving up on Facebook in favour of Twitter, or LinkedIn in favour of Google+. I guess it’s part of the evolutionary process, but I must admit I’ve always wondered why anyone thinks they [...]

Some stuff I should have read when it came out

Posted by Mathew Lowry on 29/05/11

If you’re like me and almost everyone else I know, you’ve got a To Do list overflowing with emails starred in various colours, Twitter favourites, starred RSS items, stuff bookmarked ‘Do’ or ‘In’ on diigo or delicious, unlistened-to-podcasts, unread books, unwatched documentaries, scribbled post-its and more. And you certainly haven’t got enough time to read [...]

Losing our interiority in the blogosphere

Posted by Mathew Lowry on 16/12/08

I was reading Laurent’s post What does it mean to become human?, but it was so long that I skipped to the end, illustrating exactly the point I wanted to make in this post. Laurent writes, amongst other things, about interiority: the capacity to reflect upon ourselves, others and the world, the whole of reality [...]

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