- My beautiful death – death walks with us, even when we don’t see it or indulge in things we love…
- How Facebook Figures Out Everyone You’ve Ever Met – it’s becoming annoying to read and spread articles like this, but still…
- Year in Review 2018: SSDs
- “The Linux of social media” — How LiveJournal pioneered (then lost) blogging
- The Google Pixel 3 Is A Very Good Phone. But Maybe Phones Have Gone Too Far.
- Round Table Recap: 7 Tips for Building Culture Across Remote Teams ~ remote works is on everybody’s mouth. In this article we see how much the company culture is the most important asset to have to make it a success;
- Instagram is a monster. ~ because even the most fashionable social hides some pitfalls!
- Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret
Much of this, remarkably, was envisaged by E. M. Forster in his 1909 story “The Machine Stops,” in which he imagined a future where people live underground in isolated cells, never seeing one another and communicating only by audio and visual devices. In this world, original thought and direct observation are discouraged—“Beware of first-hand ideas!” people are told. Humanity has been overtaken by “the Machine,” which provides all comforts and meets all needs—except the need for human contact. One young man, Kuno, pleads with his mother via a Skype-like technology, “I want to see you not through the Machine. . . . I want to speak to you not through the wearisome Machine.”Oliver Sacks, the New Yorker
He says to his mother, who is absorbed in her hectic, meaningless life, “We have lost the sense of space. . . . We have lost a part of ourselves. . . . Cannot you see . . . that it is we that are dying, and that down here the only thing that really lives is the Machine?”
This is how I feel increasingly often about our bewitched, besotted society, too.
Two months later after the last post of this category, here we start again with my suggestions for an ‘informed sunday’…
- There May Soon Be Three Internets. America’s Won’t Necessarily Be the Best.
- 99.7 Percent of Unique FCC Comments Favored Net Neutrality – anyway they did not give a fuck…
- Two-Minute Meditations for Anytime, Anywhere – “Life is busy. Here’s a selection of quick meditations to work with emotional distress and foster mindfulness when time is scarce.”
- Why Great Products Do Only One Thing. And why one feature is better than two or three