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What the hell is water?

In America c’è una bella tradizione, quella dei commencement speeches, i discorsi ai neolaureati.

Se ne potessi scegliere uno, sceglierei quello di David Foster Wallace, pronunciato al Kenyon College nel 2005.

L’ho ascoltato un numero incalcolabile di volte, ma continua a dirmi tantissimo. È un po’ il mio ringraziamento per chi c’era in questi giorni, in questi anni: spero che anche a voi dica così tanto.

Qui c’è il testo in inglese, qui una traduzione in italiano. Sotto l’audio della lettura.

“The freedom to be lords of our own tiny skull-sized kingdoms, alone at the center of all creation. This kind of freedom has much to recommend it. But of course there are all different kinds of freedom […] The really important kind of freedom involves attention and awareness and discipline, and being able truly to care about other people”

The internet is the most incredible infrastracture ever built. Human beings learn through dialogues. Open sourcing your ideas means enhancing them. I keep my brain alive reading, writing and coding. Economics student, I'm (slowly) teaching myself Data Science. Hacktivism with folks.

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