e-credibility: the non-guaranteeable likelihood that the electronic data you’re seeing is genuine rather than somebody’s made-up crap. - Karl Lehenbauer 



I did cancel one performance in Holland where they thought my music was so easy that they didn’t rehearse at all. And so the first time when I found that out, I rehearsed the orchestra myself in front of the audience of 3,000 people and the next day I rehearsed through the second movement — this was the piece _Cheap Imitation_ — and they then were ashamed. The Dutch people were ashamed and they invited me to come to the Holland festival and they promised to rehearse. And when I got to Amsterdam they had changed the orchestra, and again, they hadn’t rehearsed. So they were no more prepared the second time than they had been the first. I gave them a lecture and told them to cancel the performance; they then said over the radio that i had insisted on their cancelling the performance because they were “insufficiently Zen.” Can you believe it? — composer John Cage, “Electronic Musician” magazine, March 88, pg. 89 



"One of the problems I’ve always had with propaganda pamphlets is that they’re real boring to look at. They’re just badly designed. People from the left often are very well-intended, but they never had time to take basic design classes, you know?" — Art Spiegelman 



Thufir’s a Harkonnen now. 



HOW TO PROVE IT, PART 7 proof by forward reference: Reference is usually to a forthcoming paper of the author, which is often not as forthcoming as at first. proof by semantic shift: Some of the standard but inconvenient definitions are changed for the statement of the result. proof by appeal to intuition: Cloud-shaped drawings frequently help here. 


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