Monthly Archives: October 2019

Whether the public should possess strong encyption or not?

I think the general public should hold strong encryption, even though the criminals will also get it. First, although the criminals will possess a strong encryption method, the profits of the general public are more important. Among the general public, the numbers of the criminal are much less than the good citizens, which means the […] Continue reading

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What Singh Couldn’t Have Predicted

Simon Singh makes many predictions about evident trends in the increasingly digital world. 20 years later, he got a lot of things right, although from our digitally oversaturated viewpoint, they seem obvious now.  Singh was definitely correct in his prediction that soon email would overtake normal mail, and this rang true for the early 2000s […] Continue reading

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Undertale – Player Agency in a Sci-Fi World

Whenever I’m reading a book that transports me to another world, or another version of reality, I always think about what I would do if I were in the main character’s shoes. That’s part of what it’s like to relate to a character – to experience their story alongside them, seeing how they act, and […] Continue reading

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Traditional Thursday: Eloise

Bonjour, all! This Traditional Thursday, I’m bringing up a book I don’t recall ever reading during my childhood, Eloise. I was reliably informed that Eloise was a childhood favorite of many and I can see why. Eloise was written by Kay Thompson, illustrated by Hilary Knight, and published in 1955. Eloise is a precious young girl that lives in […] Continue reading

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Electronic Everything, Except…

It’s almost comical to read Singh’s prediction, considering the digital world we live in today. He predicts that “electronic mail will soon become more popular than conventional mail,” and that governments will use the internet to help run their countries. These statements have long been true. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I […] Continue reading

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The Sin of Logic

Christopher Ingle I am not a fan of the idea that Urizen is feeling remorse during “The song of Los.” First, we have to remember that Urizen is the equivalent to the devil. Though he is also a creator, he is also fallen. He uses logic and conventional reason. Here is the problem. reason and […] Continue reading

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Is humanity all good or all evil ?

Urizen’s weeping at the end of William Blake’s section “Asia” in The Song of Los primarily represents the remorse for all his injustices against humanity. However, I disagree that Urizen’s weeping demonstrates the remorse for all his injustices, rather it shows his distraught over the failure of his reason/logic. Also, his distraught over the failure […] Continue reading

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Winner Wednesday: “The Watermelon Seed”

The Watermelon Seed, written and illustrated by Greg Pizzoli, is the 2014 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Winner, and it is no wonder why. The fun and colorful cover immediately drew me in, and the cover under the jacket did not disappoint either. Upon opening the book, it is as if the reader is actually going inside of […] Continue reading

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Tears That Transcend

Urizen is a key character amongst the world of Blake whom captivates reason and rationality in a dangerous, threatening form. He is defined as “more than what we commonly understand by ‘reason’ as he is the limiter of Energy, the lawmaker, and the avenging conscience.”(Damon, S. Foster. A Blake Dictionary, Dartmouth College Press. Kindle Edition.) […] Continue reading

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Good or Evil or Good and Evil

I argue that in the conclusion of William Blake’s “Asia” in The Song of Los, Urizen’s weeping represents his remorse for the injustices he commited against humanity. In “Asia,” Urizen is flying over Europe when his “Books of brass iron & gold / Melted over the land as he flew” (Plate 7, line 14-15; p. […] Continue reading

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