“Perhaps…one mourns when one accepts that by the loss one undergoes one will be changed, possibly forever. Perhaps mourning has to do with agreeing to undergo a transformation (perhaps one should say submitting to a transformation) the full result of which one cannot know in advance. There is losing, as we know, but there is also the transformative effect of loss, and this latter cannot be charted or planned.”—
“P.S. I forgot, you are quite right: one of the paradoxes of destination, is that if you wanted to demonstrate, expressly for someone, that something never arrives at its destination, it’s no use. The demonstration, once it has reached its end, will have proved what one should not demonstrate. But this is why, dear friend, I always say ‘a letter can always not arrive at its destination, etc.’”—Jacques Derrida, The Post Card (via fuckyeahtheorists)
IF YOU ARE SMART YOU WILL INVEST YOUR MONEY IN A CELL PHONE COMPANY IN AFRICA NOW
Africa is being tipped to pass one billion mobile subscriptions to become the world’s second largest mobile market by 2016 according to new research from analyst firm Informa. Mobile activations in the continent, which currently stand at 616 million, are estimated to grow by more than 60 percent over the next five years making the region the world’s second largest telecom market behind only Asia. Informa explains that the development of the region’s “relatively immature telecoms market” — thanks to increased competition and lower costs — combined with the continued growth of Africa’s population are the primary reasons for its growth predictions. The use of 3G is also tipped to rise at a strong rate from 6.6 percent of Africa’s total mobile subscribers today to 46 percent by the end-2016 .
“Bitches ain’t shit, but women ain’t bitches. See, women are the queens, and bitches just bitches. And bitches say bitch like bitch is not offensive. When niggas say bitch, all of the sudden, they offended.”—Wale (via omgshanti)