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Ascii Nathan!

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Computer World by Kraftwerk

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Pocket Calculator by Kraftwerk

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Home Computer by Kraftwerk

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The Voice of Energy by Kraftwerk | Lyrics

Hier spricht die Stimme der Energie
Ich bin ein riesiger, elektrischer Generator
Ich liefere Ihnen Licht und Kraft
Und ermögliche es Ihnen, Sprache, Musik und Bild
Durch den Äther auszusenden und zu empfangen
Ich bin Ihr Diener und Ihr Herr zugleich
Deshalb hütet mich gut
Mich, den Genius der Energie

Translation:

This is the voice of energy
I am a giant electrical generator
I supply you with light and power
And I enable you to receive speech
Music and image through the ether
I am your servant and lord at the same time
Therefore guard me well
Me, the genius of energy

http://lyrics.wikia.com/Kraftwerk:The_Voice_Of_Energy

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The voice of Energy

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Radioactivity by Kraftwerk

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Popcorn by Gershon Kingsley

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Ascii Jonathan!

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Ascii Beth!

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staff:

staff 1n | includes:

1. (Business / Professions) a group of people employed by a company, individual, etc., for executive, clerical, sales work, etc.
2. (Business / Industrial Relations & HR Terms) (modifier) attached to or provided for the staff of an establishment a staff doctor
3. (Social Science / Education) the body of teachers or lecturers of an educational institution, as distinct from the students
4. (Military) the officers appointed to assist a commander, service, or central headquarters organization in establishing policy, plans, etc.

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ASCII IGOR!

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ASCII AARON!

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“…workplace dynamics are no less complicated…

“…workplace dynamics are no less complicated or unexpectedly intense than family relations, with only the added difficulty that whereas families are at least well-recognised and sanctioned loci for hysteria reminiscent of scenes from Medea, office life typically proceeds behind a mask of shallow cheerfulness, leaving workers grievously unprepared to handle the fury and sadness continually aroused by their colleagues.”
— Alain de Botton (The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work)

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“When does a job feel meaningful…

“When does a job feel meaningful? Whenever it allows us to generate delight or reduce suffering in others. Though we are often taught to think of ourselves as inherently selfish, the longing to act meaningfully in our work seems just as stubborn a part of our make-up as our appetite for status or money. It is because we are meaning-focused animals rather than simply materialistic ones that we can reasonably contemplate surrendering security for a career helping to bring drinking water to rural Malawi or might quit a job in consumer goods for one in cardiac nursing, aware that when it comes to improving the human condition a well-controlled defibrillator has the edge over even the finest biscuit.

But we should be wary of restricting the idea of meaningful work too tightly, of focusing only on the doctors, the nuns of Kolkata or the Old Masters. There can be less exalted ways to contribute to the furtherance of the collective good….

….An endeavor endowed with meaning may appear meaningful only when it proceeds briskly in the hands of a restricted number of actors and therefore where particular workers can make an imaginative connection between what they have done with their working days and their impact upon others.”
— Alain de Botton (The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work)

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“To design means…

“To design means forcing ourselves to unlearn what we believe we already know, patiently to take apart the mechanisms behind our reflexes and to acknowledge the mystery and stupefying complexity of everyday gestures like switching off a light of turning on a tap.” _Alain de Botton

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link: Alain de Botton on RSA | The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

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meritocracy:

mer·i·toc·ra·cy  (mr-tkr-s)

n. pl. mer·i·toc·ra·cies

1. A system in which advancement is based on individual ability or achievement.
2.

a. A group of leaders or officeholders selected on the basis of individual ability or achievement.
b. Leadership by such a group.

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