Mama and Dada
The first sentence is borrowed from Tove Jansson.
Another Sunday, Another Naive Weekly — Observations From The Internet Wilderness.
Gathering is peculiar, because you see nothing but what you are looking for. I’ve noticed this to be true whether I’m searching for pebbles on the shore, four-leaved clovers in the field, or roadside flowers along the internet highway.
The questions arise: what are you gathering? What are you looking for? What is occupying your field of vision so you overlook the timbers of a shipwreck that once embarked on a virgin journey towards distant horizons?
And yet the highlight of my week has been Uno calling me ‘mama’, only to look confused at me, and then changing it to ‘dada’.
An email exchange between two friends about living with technology.
Scroll for sunrise.
Stay (fake) busy.
I’m considering doing a series of interviews with people behind the Roadside Flowers. The goal is to unfold their motivation, considerations, and references, and to expand the pool of internet characters beyond the hero stories of startup founders. I’m still searching for the right fit, but the research process brings me to interesting places, such as this interview with Stacy Horn, who has run a small social network for thirty years.
Over the holiday, Wordle, a cute guess-a-word game made for a girlfriend, was a steady visitor in my social feeds. In this post, Anil Dash has gathered riffs on the game and draws a few short bullet-styled conclusions about the relevance of the open web. I agree with most of his points but wish the emphasis was less on Wordle’s popularity.
The websites made for the Pond Holiday Exchange are the sweetest. Tim made Tiana a notebook, Jake made Aaron a visualized poem, and Tiana made Tim a cool garden, just to highlight a few. In 2022, I want to make websites for people I hold dear.
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