Megan Marz, Max Bittker, Xandra and cursors
I no longer have answers to all of Uno’s questions. I try my best, but increasingly, I admit to not knowing the answer. Whenever I come short, Uno suggests we call someone or ask the computer. He is three years old and finds answers on YouTube.
I appreciate how his curiosity soaks into me. The algorithms present me with better videos since I started searching with Uno. Of course, there are plenty of cartoons, but there are also hands-on introductions to growing tomatoes and guides to learning language.
Where do babies come from? Do we have everything we need? Why do old people lose their hair? Do you love flowers? How do you make scooters?
I practice letting Uno’s questions leak into my language. They are short, sweet, and straightforward, whereas mine are long and convoluted. Without a doubt, Uno asks better questions than me. Maybe because he is more interested in learning and socializing than being perceived as smart?
In related news, I published an interview with Megan Marz, one of the best Internet essay writers.
»Nerd out about your hobbies. Write up long summaries of books you read about your interests. Collect or curate things that are fascinating to you. Make webpages, not just blog entries. We want all of it in the personal web.« — Writes Xandra in LongLiveWebpages.txt.
Max Bittker added a bookshelf to his website. It is inspired by Kasey Klime’s Shelf page. I encourage everyone to further manifest this trend. Maybe even write short personal blurbs to accompany the books like in Toby Shorin’s library. Or, if you don’t want to imitate the look of physical bookshelves, create a folder library like Agnes Cameron. In any case, please add your library if you have/make one.