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Monday, Monday, aka The Day After SofaCON

Wow. Wow. Tremendous thanks to everyone who made SofaCON such a brilliant success yesterday. What a day! I had a fantastic time, and I hope all of the other participants did, as well.

A few quick items worth mention:

Burlington bar sur l'Ohio entre Pittsburg et Wheeling

Last of all, happy birthday, Alexis de Tocqueville (29 July, 1805 – 16 April, 1859).

“It is above all in the present democratic age that the true friends of liberty and human grandeur must remain constantly vigilant and ready to prevent the social power from lightly sacrificing the particular rights of a few individuals to the general execution of its designs. In such times there is no citizen so obscure that it is not very dangerous to allow him to be oppressed, and there are no individual rights so unimportant that they can be sacrificed to arbitrariness with impunity.”
― Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America


Jul. 30th, 2013 02:02 am (UTC)
Love that concluding quote. But then, I'm rereading 1984 just now . . .
Jul. 31st, 2013 08:47 pm (UTC)
*nods vigorously* I'm just finishing up my summer graduate course on dystopias this week (including, of course, 1984), and it did seem uncannily relevant.