Aspects of Wizardry: Be Creative, not Reactive

Wizards create, they don’t react. They come up with a new way to solve a problem, instead of just jumping into the fray by reacting. Thank you Tobias Beckwith for this story about Steve Jobs. When low cost microprocessors and memory became available Steve Jobs didn’t react. He refused to jump on the Netbook bandwagon. He said “We don’t know how to build a sub-$500 computer

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Wizarding?

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. —Clarke’s Third Law, Arthur C Clarke When Arthur C. Clark’s wrote his third law in 1962, He probably didn’t imagine the explosion of information and possibility the internet era would bring about, or how much of our technology would seem like magic. But let’s take his law as true and reverse it. Backwards, it reads something like this:

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Guided by Unseen Forces

We worked with these two cards this weekend in the School for Wizards… These cards are so related. I’ve been guided by unseen forces when doing these cards, and I didn’t at first realize why I had to create the archangel Raphael (at the top of the card) in the form of Dionysus. Dionysus was the Greek god of, among other things—ritual madness, fertility,  theatre and

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