• Paul Rutherford


“To free yourself, to be more authentic, to be less addicted, to be less manipulated, to be less paranoid … for all these marvelous reasons, delete your accounts.” Jaron Lanier, Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

“Google’s ideal society is a population of distant users, not a citizenry. It idealizes people who are informed, but only in the ways that the corporation chooses. It means for us to be docile, harmonious, and, above all, grateful.”

Shoshana Zuboff, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power

“When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby-talk, when, in short, a people become an audience, and their public business a vaudeville act, then a nation finds itself at risk; culture-death is a clear possibility.” Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

“What you pay attention to will define, for you, what reality is.” Oliver Burkeman, Four Thousand Weeks: Time and How to Use It

Coachaiku: 17-syllable reflections, in a 5-7-5 form, for personal and professional development.

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