Tuesday, 29 November 2005

The simple truth about information

'Information is only useful when it can be understood.'
Muriel Cooper

Seen in the Design Museum.

Friday, 25 November 2005


'Auch aus Steinen, die einem in den Weg gelegt werden,
kann man schönes bauen.'


Den Eneste Ene...

'Man er konstant på jagt efter den eneste ene,
også når man tror, at man allerede har fundet den...'

Steffen Brandt

Kilde: Mere tv-2 om lidt...

Curtains or blinds?

Ode to a curtain
You are so beautiful and so tall,
protecting me from the outside invaders,
You hide me from the darkness,
and when I open the balcony door
you can dance with the wind.
I like your soft touch and
smooth look.
And when I feel sad I can wrap
myself into you and hide from the rest of
the world.

Anti-ode to the blinds
You rattle like the old men's teeth,
disharmony for my ears,
even the colour you are wrapped in became
pale when she came into touch with you,
when I touch you you are cold and life has
left you long ago.
You fight with the wind and
the darkness can still peep into my room
through your imperfect structure.

Milena Zuran 17/11-5

Sunday, 20 November 2005

The 100th post!

I thought I'd make some statistics in order to see what kinda stuff my blog actually contains. As it often happens when one tries to categorise, put things in limited, generalising boxes, I found no 'good' way of structuring the thing. Luckily, I'd say ― 'cause I guess this shows that my blog enjoys a great deal of diversity, which to me is a stamp of quality.

Just to get a vague idea, however, I've chosen to add it all up into far broader themes (when counting, I reached 32! And with a lot of borderline cases and overlaps). Happy Hundredth!

Culture: 30 posts
Politics: 19 posts
Personal: 16 posts
Philosophy: 12 posts
Science: 8 posts
Love (& Sex): 7 posts
(Other) fun: 4 posts
Travel: 3 posts
plus this post

Bjørn's Multilingual Blog contains posts in 11 different languages ― 9 posts are in more than one language ― though Luxembourgish and Dutch are not included so far.

English: 49 posts
Danish: 36 posts
German: 9 posts
French: 7 posts
Castellano: 2 posts
Swedish: 2 posts
Kölsch: 1 post
Latin: 1 post
Norwegian: 1 post
Polish: 1 post
Turkish: 1 post

I launched the blog on 7 January 2004. That is 684 days ago today, meaning that on average there is one post a week. The most active month has been September 2005 (11 posts), whereas August 2004 and December 2004 saw only one post each.

Some rediscovered highlights

The meaning of life
Shoe Souls
L'obligation d'un éditeur public
I believe
(Insomnia Gallery)
Deutsche Schimpfwörter