Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Ethics Questions

If I have the ability to stop, without risk to myself, someone from performing an act that conflicts with my ethics, do I have an obligation to do so?

What if the method I have for doing so is the same act that I intend to stop them from doing?

What if my act will only stop a portion, perhaps even a tiny portion, of the total set of "unethical" acts that this person (or group) will perform?

(Nothing sinister, just wondering)

Random Quoteness

"She couldn't have married a better man... he'd have run too fast." -- Steve.

"Without email, my life would be plunged into darkness!" -- Random ITS caller.

"Text is neat. You can do all sorts of stuff with it that you can't do in speech. And vice-versa." -- Me.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Essentials in Conducting

So, I'm working on a Distributed Proofreaders (check it out, proofread a few pages if you have a few minutes...) project right now called Essentials in Conducting by Karl W. Gehrkins. And, I swear, it contains the following line:

The conductor must see to it ... that, in general, the musical performance be permeated by that steady throb of regular pulsation...

He is, of course, speaking of rhythm... ;-)

The City Born Great - How Long 'Til Black Future Month?

The second story in N. K. Jemisin's anthology How Long 'Til Black Future Month? , "The City Born Great," is an exciting ta...