06 July 2017

Quote of the Day

As Rebecca Solnit documented in her must-read history book A Paradise Built in Hell, disaster is not typically attended by a breakdown in the social order that lays bare the true bestial nature of your fellow human. Instead, these are moments in which people rise brilliantly to the occasion, digging their neighbors out of the rubble, rushing to give blood, opening their homes to strangers.
- Cory Doctorow (of Boing Boing fame) in an essay at Locus Online Perspective on July 5, 2017.

UPDATE July 11, 2017: Examples of people rising to the occasion can be found here.

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