When Apple started using the phrase “there’s an app for that” in 2009, they were definitely not thinking of an app that simulates a cat purring on your lap being released today.
Steve Jobs’s resume:
“I’m looking for a fixer-upper with a solid foundation. Am willing to tear down walls, build bridges, and light fires. I have great experience, lots of energy, a bit of that ‘vision thing’ and I’m not afraid to start from the beginning.”
“I’ve long thought that the destruction of time in which to think – and do nothing else – is a much more massive problem than anyone cares to think about, nor has time to.”
M.G. Siegler in his email today, and then links to his 2015 piece: The Death of Thought.
Facebook’s algorithm automatically sent a bot “full-on Qanon” within 48 hours.
One day I’ll write an essay about how the Facebook algorithm’s tendency to send people this way has made my life rather painful.
How do you know things?
I think all day every day about the world I want to leave Luna and Goldie in.
I spend so much time wondering how to teach them how to know things. What they know will forever by growing and changing, but how they know things. How they learn, and how they research, and experiment, that’s so important to me.
So I’ve decided to create email accounts for them and to start writing to them. Because my words matter to them.
Your words matter.
Share them, with anyone, everyone, with me.
I don’t really care about fitting in with cool buzzwords and virtue signalling. But tell me how you lived in a tense moment today and how it was weird or awkward, but we learned more about each other.
Tell me about how you didn’t know something and you said you didn’t know.
Tell me about how you were scared and you said you were scared.
Life’s too short for platitudes and fitting in. Let’s be scared, daft, vulnerable, and authentic together. I don’t care what you know, but I’d love to know how you know it.
“The committee recommends that the Australian Government establish a new Decentralised Autonomous Organisation company structure.”
In the Australian Financial Review: Senate report proposes model to regulate the crypto economy
“You always know when you’re doing something for the first time, and you almost never know when you’re doing something for the last time.”
“I collect shares of businesses … I use a certain type of non fungible token called a stock certificate for this.
Speedtest’s quarterly Australian internet report shows that Aussie Broadband outperforms everyone else, including Telstra. I’m an Aussie customer, I’m getting about 900mbps down, if you signup using my refer-a-friend code we both get a kick off our next bill: 5272836.
Ben Sherpherd’s “The Commercial Experience 21.11: Programming the news media” dissects how the news has changed over the last three years
“My view is news media was more like SVOD, but COVID has made it more like TV.”
It really has been a blockbuster season of tiring news.
“An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.”