An extremely clear definition, from Booknotes, 1994
LAMB: What's the difference between a liberal and a conservative, in your opinion?
GALBRAITH: Well, I would say that most conservatives bend inward to think of their own interest and accommodate the state
to their own interest and are, on the whole, more governed by ideology than I would think wise. As I say, I want to adjust
to the practical situation. When I hear some of my conservative friends speak of the evils of government, I think they're
being controlled by a formula rather than by specific thought.
BookNotes.org: John Kenneth Galbraith
Galbraith discusses his life and career; very funny in spots.
(scroll about 1/2way down the page)
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0h30m w/Photoshop, by Paul Ford.
It's immediately clear to me now that I'm writing again that I need to come up with some new forms in order to have fun here—so
that I can get a rhythm and know what I'm doing. One thing that works for me are time limits; pencils up, pencils down. So:
Fridays, write for 30 minutes; edit for 20 minutes max; and go whip up some images if necessary, like the big crappy hand
below that's all meaningful and evocative because it's retro and zoomed-in. Post it, and leave it alone. Can I do that every
Friday? Yes! Will I? Maybe! But I crave that simple continuity. For today, for absolutely no reason other than that it came
unbidden into my brain, the subject will be Photoshop. (Do we have a process? We have a process. It is 11:39 and...)