This Week I Became a Dad
Thank you Ana. You are incredible.
Another Sunday, Another Naive Weekly - Observations From The Internet Wilderness.
Thursday, July 30, 2020. I’ll never forget this date. It is the day our son joined us outside of Ana’s belly. It is the most beautiful day of my life and I am so grateful that everything went beyond what we could have hoped for.
I hope you all are well.
Martin Thörnkvist lives one bridge away from me. Maybe it is therefore it feels like stepping into another worldscape when I meet Martin. He is a local. The person on the street who greets everyone with a calm, caring smile. Martin uses his strong roots to grow curious branches out to the tiniest corners of the wide world. I wish I’d be spending much more time in his worldscape.
K: What question would you ask a tree?
Martin: I am very interested in how trees think about the system they are part of. The trees in the forest are very interconnected. Do they know this? How do they define their community?
K: How do you think about time?
Martin: That it’s more constant than we think. I often hear people say “time goes by so quickly nowadays” and “the digitized era we live in has sped time up”. But of course, a minute is as long as it’s always been. What’s different is that we are capable of doing more in the same timeframe - an opportunity we take on too many occasions. I’m a big fan of the concept of pace rather than time. Pace we can control, time we can not.
K: How do you prepare for death?
Martin: I really do not.
K: Who would like to give a gift? And what would it be?
Martin: Donald Trump. A pillow to lay down on and breathe.
K: Where do you go to get lost?
Martin: I wish I knew. I’m terrible at getting lost. Sense of direction is my one talent.
K: What is your most frequently used emoji?
Martin: ❤️ (Red heart emoji)
Click that dad button (I’ve been waiting on being able to include this one).
INDIEHUNT: MAKING NAIVE WEEKLY
Having a baby is the best way to reduce screen-time. The few times I have had the phone in my hands it has been to take photos and write friends and family. Thus I’ve no Internet stories for you this week.
Instead, here is a list of the websites and tools I use every week when making Naive Weekly:
Latest.is - An automatic generated list of ten cool links.
r/InternetIsBeautiful - Place to discover and share single purpose websites.
NetNewsWire - My RSS reader (ping me for feed suggestions - both those you can recommend and if you want my favourite).
Hemmingway App - Online editor to improve my writing.
Shosho App - Another online editor to improve my writing.
“Every time we turn on a smartphone we reboot a legacy of decades, centuries, and millennia old technology.” — Ted Hunt
Hi, I’m Kristoffer and you have just read Naive Weekly - Observations from the Internet Wilderness.
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Photograph by me, directed by Ana Santl.