Liked HEWN, No. 250 by Audrey Watters (TinyLetter)

The problems of technology โ€“ and the problems of the storytelling about the computing industry today, which seems to regularly turn to the worst science fiction for inspiration โ€“ is bound up in all this. Thereโ€™s a strong desire to create, crown, and laud the Hero โ€“ a tendency thatโ€™s going to end pretty badly if we donโ€™t start thinking about care and community (and carrier bags) and dial back this wretched fascination with weapons, destruction, and disruption.

Liked A life in quotes: Ursula K Le Guin by Calla Wahlquist (the Guardian)

We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art – the art of words.โ€

โ€” Speech at the National Book Awards upon receiving the US National Book Foundationโ€™s media for distinguished contribution to American Letters on 19 November 2014.