Posts from the “Quote” Category

Dumb — Shawn Blanc

Posted on March 21st, 2014

My analog watches are my reminder that utility exists apart from an internet connection & usefulness doesn’t require the latest software. via Dumb — Shawn Blanc.

Where’s the love?

Posted on February 20th, 2013

“We are assholes and we have the little computers in our pockets to thank for it.” There's No Romance in a Mouse Click — Curious Rat.

Slow but noble.

Posted on February 19th, 2013

“It will be very slow but noble television,” Norway enjoys 12-hour TV special of a fireplace, with commentary – Boing Boing.

The Web We Lost – Anil Dash

Posted on December 13th, 2012

We’ve lost key features that we used to rely on, and worse, we’ve abandoned core values that used to be fundamental to the web world. To the credit of today’s social networks, they’ve brought in hundreds of millions of new participants to these networks, and they’ve certainly made a small number of people rich But they haven’t shown the web itself the respect and care it deserves, as a medium which has enabled them to succeed. And they’ve now narrowed the possibilites of the web for an entire generation of users who don’t realize how much more innovative and meaningful their experience could be. via The Web We Lost – Anil Dash.

Saying Goodbye to Now: How Do iPhone Photos Impact Our Experience? : The New Yorker

Posted on December 5th, 2012

It’s an era of controlled deprivations and detoxification, of fasts and cleanses. Perhaps everyone should make a weekly ritual of twenty-four hours of undocumented life. Periods of time in which memory must do all the heavy lifting, or none of it, as it chooses, the consequences being what they may be. No phone, no eclipse glasses to mitigate the intensity of what lies before you. The only options are appetite, experience, memory, and later, if so inclined, writing it down via Saying Goodbye to Now: How Do iPhone Photos Impact Our Experience? : The New Yorker.

Dopamine Makes You Addicted To Seeking Information | Weinschenk Institute, LLC

Posted on December 3rd, 2012

With the internet, twitter, and texting we now have almost instant gratification of our desire to seek. Want to talk to someone right away? Send a text and they respond in a few seconds. Want to look up some information? Just type it into google. What to see what your friends are up to? Go to twitter or facebook. We get into a dopamine induced loop… dopamine starts us seeking, then we get rewarded for the seeking which makes us seek more. It becomes harder and harder to stop looking at email, stop texting, stop checking our cell phones to see if we have a message or a new text. via 100 Things You Should Know About People: #8 — Dopamine Makes You Addicted…

My Radical Productivity Experiment — A Better Mess

Posted on November 28th, 2012

Step 1. I’m going to take a good, long hard look at what I use and determine what’s working for me. Step 2. I’m not going to change any of that. Step 3. I’m going to take all that time that would be spent experimenting and use it to actually do stuff. via My Radical Productivity Experiment — A Better Mess.

The Quiet Ones –

Posted on November 18th, 2012

“We’re a tribe, we quiet ones, we readers and thinkers and letter writers, we daydreamers and gazers out of windows. We are a civil people, courteous to excess, who disdain displays of anger as childish and embarrassing. But the Quiet Car is our territory, the last reservation to which we’ve been driven. And we can be pushed too far.” via The Quiet Ones –

I’m leaving the internet for a year | The Verge

Posted on May 1st, 2012

Now I want to see the internet at a distance. By separating myself from the constant connectivity, I can see which aspects are truly valuable, which are distractions for me, and which parts are corrupting my very soul. What I worry is that I’m so “adept” at the internet that I’ve found ways to fill every crevice of my life with it, and I’m pretty sure the internet has invaded some places where it doesn’t belong. — Paul Miller in I'm leaving the internet for a year | The Verge. Saying no is saying yes to other things…