slower, softer

slower, softer:

Old things are as interesting as new ones.

The speed and spectacular novelty of a particular innovation should never be a measure of its value or the basis of its justification. (But I get why they are).

We* need time to explore slow and ethical innovation.

We need more space for quiet voices, more room for thoughtfulness and more recognition of the value of boredom.

We have a lot to learn from the practices of late adopters, as well as those of the thoughtful, the sceptical, and the reluctant. We should watch them. We should listen.

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Jean hits something on the head that is central to some of my work. Not the boredom aspect per se, though as many in my polisci grad program will recall, i do own a book entitle boredom, that has a black cover with golden/white letters that i used to pretend to read…. no, it is more about the critical spaces found in slowness, and the opportunity, oft passed over, for deep thought found in slowness.

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