No straight lines

I enjoyed Alan Moore’s slideshare from Reboot Britain, No Straight Lines. It’s worth taking a good look.

Al kicks off with a very funny story about a train journey and an iPod that I won’t spoil by summarising. And goes into a passionate diatribe against the limits of linear thinking. Alan seems to be read books like MPs refurbish their homes and there’s lots of good reference material in this. Here’s a couple of useful quotes I extracted:

The? highest? and? best ?form ?of? efficiency ?is? the? spontaneous? cooperation? of? free? people – Woodrow Wilson

Human? nature ?is? not? a ?machine? to ?be ?built? after? a ?model ? and? set ?to? do? exactly? the? work? prescribed? for? it,? but? a? tree,? which? requires ?to ?grow? and? develop ?itself? on? all? sides,? according ?to? the? tendency? of ?the ?inward? forces? which? make? it? a ?living? thing – John Stuart Mill

1 thought on “No straight lines

  1. Alan Moore

    Jhonnie,

    Thank you for the post, and glad you felt it had some value. We must get that beer some time.

    Hope alls well with you sir.

    All good things

    Alan Moore

    SMLXL

    Reply

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