The system wears a mask of civility, yet will quickly reveal its true nature in the form of magnificently-purposed violence when needed.
If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers.
Tinkering is what happens when you try something you don’t quite know how to do, guided by whim, imagination, and curiosity. When you tinker, there are no instructions—but there are also no failures, no right or wrong ways of doing things. It’s about figuring out how things work and reworking them.
Contraptions, machines, widely mismatched objects working in harmony — this is the stuff of tinkering.
Tinkering is, at its most basic, a process that marries play and inquiry.
The medium, or process, of our time — electric technology — is reshaping and restructuring patterns of social interdependence and every aspect of our personal life. It is forcing us to reconsider and re-evaluate practically every thought, every action, and every institution formerly taken for granted. Everything is changing: you, your family, your education, your neighborhood, your job, your government, your relation to “the others”. And they’re changing dramatically.
what an idea! gets me kind of teary eyed.