October 15, 2016 - No Comments!

PaperPlanes.World

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As someone who still checks in to places using Swarm (FKA Foursquare), the novelty of paperplanes.world speaks to me. The point? To "throw and catch paper planes with people around the world". I suppose it serves a similar purpose as a message in a bottle or putting notes in balloons and waiting to see if someone responds. Communicating with strangers is still a thing.

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August 21, 2016 - No Comments!

The Bomb in the Garden

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I continually revisit Matthew Butterick's speech The Bomb in the Garden (I just discovered the video here). My latest return was sparked by this Last Week Tonight segment about the dissolving of real journalism and the rise of clickbait.

"In­for­ma­tion wants to be ex­pen­sive, be­cause it’s so valu­able … On the oth­er hand, in­for­ma­tion wants to be free, be­cause the cost of get­ting it out is get­ting low­er … So you have these two fight­ing against each oth­er."

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