My generation was the dominant voice for sixty years. A voice that worried about the next 24 hours, not the next 24 years. That’s about to shift, regardless of what year you were born.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen an example where, without any contextualisation, an individual or organisation has taken something ‘off the shelf’ and applied it to achieve uniformly fantastic results. That’s not how these things work.
Humans are complex organisms; we’re not machines. For a given input you can’t expect the same output. We’re not lossless replicators.
This microcast covers ethics in decision-making for technology companies and (related!) some recent purchases I’ve made.
I think the best thing to take from the experience of losing someone close to us other is to begin a life worth living right now. Not putting off for the future right action and virtuous living, but practising them immediately.
Going forward, I’m going to try a different approach. For everything I publish:
- Comments are on
- Three different types of post each week
- Everyone gets access at the same time
On Mondays I’ll publish an article-style post. On Wednesdays I’ll publish a post answering any questions that have come in, or a microcast. And then on Fridays I’ll publish a round-up post of interesting links.
- Listened to every episode of TIDE (usually at x1.7 to be honest)
- Followed your work for quite a few years, including reading your excellent book and backing your work on productivity.
- Wrote my own chapter, that almost constitutes ‘fan (non) fiction’?
I think that I would probably describe myself as a non-financial supporter?
- What if everyone was talking at once? What would that look and sound like?
- What about the conversations that may not be appropriate for speaking out loud in public or in private.
My other question is uses beyond the novel. Yeah I can ask Google a question or play a track from The National, but what else? I am really interested in what particular workflows you develop in conjunction with your smart things.
NOTE: I have written this response in the open web and respect your desire to restrict such conversations to paying subscribers, which I am not one, sorry.
In regards to forwarding your newsletter on, it is just not something I do. I usually share via social media if I know something might be of interest. Hope that makes sense.