Flaubert's Errand #2
5 exquisitely crafted sentences of prose I encountered in my recent reading.
“Europe’s welfare states began as basic safety nets. But over time they turned into cushions.”
The Economist:: Asia’s next revolution
"In play, children miniaturise the world, reducing it to size within their intellectual grasp."
Five Books:: The best books on Play
“Disaster relief is essentially a backwards political campaign.”
TED:: How to step up in the face of disaster
“If this sounds like a simulation of physics, then you understand perfectly, because in a world made up of bits, physics is exactly the same as a simulation of physics.”
WIRED:: God Is the Machine
“A meme is an information-packet with attitude - a recipe or instruction for doing something cultural.”
Google Books: Uninformative information by Jacob Krebs
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