All posts filed under ‘Stray Links

Margin for Boredom

Now, we all know that there’s nothing morally or instinctively wrong with checking your social media timeline before getting out of bed. And neither is there anything wrong with keeping your computer’s email app open all day and switching over to it every few minutes. But what these moments of “just checking” do is teach […]

Maybe we need to raise the black flag, and refuse to participate in the centralized, American, plutocratic Internet, working instead on an anarchistic alternative. Maciej Cegłowski’s talks are always great. So is this one, on the current state of the internet (and what to do about it). Update: You wouldn’t hire someone who couldn’t make […]

“Compared to the industrialized information factories of Buzzfeed, Facebook, and Twitter (or even the NY Times or Gawker), what I do is handcrafted. There’s no assembly line. I read a bunch of stuff and then write about just a few relevant things. It’s inefficient as hell, but most of the time, it results in a […]

What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done? “Committing to beginning to try to cycle round the world. (Notice there’s 3 verbs involved and none of them actually relate to the 46000 miles I slogged round the world…)” – Alastair Humphreys, British adventurer