Ernst Mach about blogs

"Man possesses, in its highest form, the power of consciously and arbitrarily
determining his point of view. He can at one time disregard the most salient
features of an object, and immediately thereafter give attention to its smallest
details; ...;he can rise at will to the most general abstractions or bury
himself in the minutest particulars.


A further consideration [reveals that] the links to colors, sounds and other sensations appear to be more
real than the colors, sounds and other sensations themselves.


But as soon as we have perceived that [blogs] are only makeshifts, designed for provisional
survey and for certain practical ends, we find ourselves obliged ... to abandon them
as insufficient and inappropriate."


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