Thank you Nathan, Rob, Alexandra, Soraya and everyone else.
Another Sunday, Another Naive Weekly — Observations From The Internet Wilderness.
In South Tyrol, we went to the sanctuary of Parkhotel Mondschein for work and answers, and this week we returned home with Italian phrases, mountain dew, and stomachs full of brightness. As the trip faded, the answers settled, and now we are confident about what awaits us. I’ll reveal more in due time.
Four Seasons is a navigation bar story.
Don’t Go JSON Waterfalls is a TLD pun.
Move Fast And is good and bad advise.
Vegenerator is like winning at dinner.
“First—RIP Real Life,” starts Drew Austin’s latest newsletter because this week, Real Life went from is to was. I echo Drew when he describes the magazine as formative for him: it was the environment where technology criticism matured, and I am confident that the trails will carry far into future fields through the long list of evocative writers who have contributed to the magazine since 2016. And while Drew, in this week’s newsletter, subsequently writes about how World and Warcraft and LinkedIn are similar, he ends his post with a sentence that seems to be a note to Real Life: “It would be easy to dismiss it all as pointless, but if you zoom out far enough, aren’t most things?”
An interview with Laurel Schwulst. For long-time readers of Naive Weekly, this should be enough information for you to already be reading the link. The conversation spirals around Laurel’s home, the Firefly Sanctuary, and its website. I wish for a world where prolonged reflections on single websites like this would fill my inbox, so I am grateful for Elan Kiderman Ullendorff, who made this happen. Ps. Laurel is looking for work.
In our friendly celebration of roadside flowers, it is time to vote between The Fictional Liveability Index and Pentad World. Remember that the selection is intentional, the pairing is random, and the voting criteria are for you to decide.
See last week’s result and follow the celebration here.
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