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  • skinjester shared from Evil by Design: Interaction Design to Lead Us into Temptation by Chris Nodder
    We must differentiate between evil design and plain stupidity. Often, a lazy or ill-thought-out design can infuriate us. However, it takes a truly well-conceived evil design to make us come back for more.
  • skinjester shared from Hostile Takeover (How to Succeed in Evil) by Patrick E. McLean
    He didn't want a well-oiled machine, he wanted an unruly, unholy, pillaging tribe. 
  • skinjester shared from Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas by John Scalzi
    Filled with existential ennui about your place in the universe? Get over yourself. Yes, you’re an inconsequential worm in the grand scope of history. But you’re an inconsequential worm who makes shit up for a living, which means that you don’t have to lift heavy boxes or ask people if they want fries with that. Grow up and get back to work.
  • skinjester shared from Demonproof - Sequel to Colin Wilson's "The Mind Parasites" by John E. Darling
    I had read and written on depression, that old 20th century bugaboo of millions and intellectually sensed how horrible it must feel. Now, I thought I had an inkling of the actual sensation of -- how would i describe it? -- a diminishing of possibility, a compacting of the sense of hope, a compulsion to face and somehow cope with a wide array of problems that couldn’t be resolved. I actually shuddered.