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Geert Lovink on our networked condition
Stefanie Krasnow on our digital realities
Franco “Bifo” Berardi at the moment act of the ecu tragedy
Adbusters on Chess vs. Weiqi
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Andy Merrifield at the radical politics of memes
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He gestured with his arm. " He floundered. Emily put the daisy chain down and looked at him. "I don't know what you mean It is real, isn't it? " he said with sudden force. " "Mother and Father say we are not old enough to understand," said Emily calmly. " "I bet most of these people are them," said Michael. "I bet most of the people in London are them! We-we are the strange ones. They know they are all right. I don't know that I'm all right I'm sorry, Emily. " She put a hand on his shoulder.
Emily clapped her hands. " He was surprised. "I didn't know you wanted to read so much. " "I was afraid," said Emily. "I was afraid of the laughter. " "Ernest and I are clowns," said Michael bitterly. " "I won't ever laugh at you," she said with intensity. " Then she lay back on the grass and flung her arms out, gazing at the sky. The sudden movement tore one of the buttons off her dress. Michael glimpsed an entrancing swell of smooth white flesh. A tightness came into his throat. He suddenly wanted to touch Emily.
Reading is not all that important. We can get all the information we really need from teachers, parents, television, radio, films Do you know what I think? I think you people in North London must worry too much. " "What about the difference, then? " "There are two possibilities," said Michael. "One is that it is not important and the other is that it may be too difficult for us to understand yet I'm sorry, but my friends and I have to go now. " suggested Aldous. " "That would be splendid, but most of us are rather busy these days.
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