What it feels like to be schizophrenic



I was expecting someone on the article to post this: http://vimeo.com/62596239 (Caldera).

Fascinating answers to the question. Gave me chills as it reminded me of things I used to think when I was a teenager. Maybe I’ve always been on the spectrum of something, certainly OCD. But hey, we make good coders and it feels like you get more of a glimpse of the mind’s awesome machinery.

Fuck Quora. I’m sure it is a very interesting and thought-provoking bit of text. But I will not use quora or any other site that requires access to my google account just to read a god damned article


…Or worse: expects you to have a Facebook account.

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I will read this logging in with Facebook. I will read this logging in with Google.

Here’s the complete article for your reading pleasure:

There was a time when requiring a login like that was considered obnoxious, and people didn’t just go along with it.

I suggest using bugmenot: http://bugmenot.com/view/quora.com
That is where I got the password to fetch the article.


I only read the first response, but it was a very interesting read and as said, a bit heartbreaking.

I don’t know what Quora is, and I don’t care. I’m not going to join yet another service and give them permission to share with whoever. If you’re going to share an article, then share it directly, please. Grrr

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You’re a saint (I’m a Discordian, so this is semi-serious … use it well). Thank you for that.

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I got as far as the login then bailed. Thanks for posting.

It’s a failed attempt to do something like Stack Exchange, except for not focused into topical sites. For a while there, it was being touted as The Next Big Thing; I don’t know when they started asking for login to see the answers, but it’s definitely after I stopped looking on a regular basis because the answers were rarely valuable anyway.


I had a schizophrenic housemate for two years at university. He was prescribed prozac to help control it. He is a really nice guy and very bright, but it was difficult to see how he changed towards the end of each day as the medications wore off. Very bright, very friendly guy, but I know he’s struggled to find a way to have a life outside of sheltered accommodation. He’s been institutionalized a couple of times, it’s very hard.

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