“Europe’s welfare states began as basic safety nets. But over time they turned into cushions.”
"In play, children miniaturise the world, reducing it to size within their intellectual grasp."
“Disaster relief is essentially a backwards political campaign.”
“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.”
“A meme is an information-packet with attitude - a recipe or instruction for doing something cultural.”