So, yes, important things will get saved. But that doesn’t feel like a solid argument for how preservation happens.
Maybe those things weren’t saved because they were important. Maybe they were important because they were saved.
In order to write a history, you need evidence of what happened. When we talk about preserving the stuff we make on the web, it isn’t because we think a Facebook status update, or those GeoCities sites have such significance now. It’s because we can’t know.
Jason Santa Maria
via Stories of Apple
My point is: We don’t read anymore, which also means we don’t dive into topics, or do our research to form our own opinion. Yet, at the same time we still comment, scream & share. As you can imagine, as a result our online platforms are full of uninformed people sharing or commenting on things they have no idea about. If you would know that more than 60% of all content shared by your friends wasn’t even read by them, would you even bother to click or engage with it? I don’t think so, because it’s nothing more but garbage.
Tobias van Schneider
A quote from ‘The Desk’, issue n°109 of Tobias’ newsletter.
As opposed to the common belief that creativity is a talent, I think creativity is a skill. And the more you practice it, the more creative you are.
Insightful quote from the 100 Days of Lettering
This talk by Linda Liukas at TEDxCERN in 2016 has really, really, made my day. So joyful and inspiring…
We build our computer (systems) the way we build our cities: over time, without a plan, on top of ruins.
– Ellen Ullman
[via Offscreen Dispatch #26]