This just might be the best thing you read today. “This virus has been, both literally and metaphorically, a disease of modernity. Why? Because It attacks via the vectors of modernity: trade linkages, obesity, diabetes, air travel, mass transportation, urban density, social media, etc. Understanding long-run change requires understanding where modernity itself is under threat, and whether those threats will lead to meaningful and investable change.” Paul Kedrosky: Sub criticality, Spread, and Future of Now.
For about thirty minutes this month, the world had a chance to get a first-hand experience of the power of Facebook. Well, at least the world that uses mobile apps on the iPhone. The social platform was having technical problems and as a result for about half-an-hour apps from companies big and small were all broken — thanks to a minor server configuration glitch. This is a problem when you rely on one company, or its efforts for the web infrastructure. When Every App Crashes
We have all become photo editors, who know that what we share has a lot of impact on how we live, and whom we meet. It is strange, how quickly we have become visually literate, no matter what our ages. Self Portrait With iPhone
Too many email newsletters? And no, I don’t mean those hot-take newsletters or long essay newsletters. But it is just the nonsense that the companies you have done business with spam you with. You gotta spend time and unsubscribe from them all. Why Unsubscribing From Email Subscriptions Made My Life More Optimized
Ironically, I was talking to some friends about ordering fresh produce boxes from farmers directly, and now this news that the small farm boom will fall victim to the coronavirus. Dan Barber, a chef, and restauranteur in this interview, point out that individuals can’t make up for the loss of restaurants, but more have to buy fresh produce boxes (and that also goes for diaries) in order to prevent big food from taking over. The small farm boom is about to go bust.