1. Exquisite Tweets from @Loh

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    "And so here I am again to deliver the parting benediction. It's like baptizing a whale at this point." -@bruces #SXSW pic.twitter.com/Pj6DbgXM

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    "If you're a bored and jaded South By veteran like me you might miss out on the fact that it's a lot of fun." -@bruces #SXSW

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    "If you saw the Ray Kurzweil speech, which was actually pretty good... for a Ray Kurzweil speech..." -@bruces #SXSW

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    "Student debt... like a 'smart tax' on the population." -@bruces #SXSW

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    "Mexico City... colossal numbers of Mexican Goths. There are neighborhoods where they have their own farmer's markets." -@bruces #SXSW

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    "They died for Yankee drug money. Now they die for European & Brazilian drug money. Later they'll die for South African." -@bruces #SXSW

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    "Viva them. You should go. You'll be better for it." -@bruces #SXSW

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    "Fabricators! There are Chinese ones, German ones, Dutch ones. The 'bits not atoms' ideology, you know." -@bruces #SXSW

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    "Thinking about getting (a fabricator). Like which 1200 baud modem to get. Cheap & out of control. Like early cyberculture." -@bruces #SXSW

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    "Kickstarter! Projects funded by them will become the dominant type of art. All the other stuff will rot in the white cubes." -@bruces #SXSW

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    "Twitter! Everyone's upset there's no new Twitter at #SXSW. If there was a new Twitter every year your heads would explode." -@bruces #SXSW

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    "You (startup) guys are like Al Gore. 'He should have been President and we should have been Facebook.'" -@bruces #SXSW

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    "If you showed up at #SXSW in the early days people were in startup t-shirts & jeans. Now they're pretty well put together." -@bruces #SXSW

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    "Now people show up in new shoelaces. They're trying to keep up with the polish of their objects & services." -@bruces #SXSW

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    "I strongly suggest that you come back next year with a new aesthetic. It'd outdo the film people. They're not that cool." -@bruces #SXSW

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    "London is the new center for design right now. It's getting spooky there." -@bruces #SXSW

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    "I'm going to tell the future in one tweet: 'Old people in dirty cities, afraid of the sky.'" -@bruces #SXSW

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    "The real future is what I call 'the stacks'. Vertical integrated social silos. 5 of them: Google, FB, MS, Amazon, Apple." -@bruces #SXSW

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    "There'll be networks, OSes, devices for each stack. They'll regard our Internet as the legacy Internet." -@bruces #SXSW

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    "They'll all be destroyed, but they won't know it. They'll each think the other four stacks are dead." -@bruces #SXSW

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    "Customers are livestock. They don't know what's going on, move from pasture to pasture. The stacks don't want you to know." -@bruces #SXSW

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    "It's kind of like ants and aphids." Stacks and customers. -@bruces #SXSW

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    "The stacks are fragile. Napoleonic. The situation won't last long because the underlying forces are so unstable." -@bruces #SXSW

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    "You are the stacks. You work for them. I'm them. But our kids are going to ask embarrassing questions about them." -@bruces #SXSW

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    Imagine when the stacks go over the cliff taking all you helped them build, and you're 100x more invested than you are now?" -@bruces #SXSW

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    Bruce Sterling narrating and pantomiming a Minority Report-style 3D recall of #SXSW 2012 to show what it'll be like after the Stacks fall.

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    "What a precious time to be there when they were building all this, when they didn't know what was going to happen." -@bruces #SXSW

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    "It's not really privacy. It's more like selling DNA. We throw off lots of it every day, then companies do things with it." -@bruces #SXSW

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    "The Stacks will fall, you say? How can we live without Google Apple MS Amazon FB? How can they die like Nokia in 18 months?" -@bruces #SXSW

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    Bruce Sterling announcing his work to be archived here in Austin, gives copies of book away to us, "my people." #SXSW pic.twitter.com/vGBnlb8f

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