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Collectanea - Issue #9

Collectanea - Issue #9
By Erik • Issue #9 • View online
Reread Good Old Neon by David Foster Wallace. Might be one of my favorite short stories. It’s a quake story. That good.
As usual, I’ve changed a few things on the back-end. If you’re reading this it won’t affect you. It’s about the relationship between the website and Twitter and how they interplay. Everything good ends up here either way, but am changing what goes where first. The newsletter is canon and the others are lore if you will.

Compounding Crazy - by Packy McCormick
Mark Zuckerberg is betting Facebook’s future on the metaverse - The Verge
More book metas
The Education of Melvyn Bragg | The New Yorker
Patrick OShaughnessy
Robin Dunbar (of Dunbars number fame) has new work on friendship

Takes ~200 hours to move someone from stranger to close friend

7 factors for friendship compatibility are: language, place of origin, education, hobbies, worldview (religious, political), music taste, and humor https://t.co/734SNYFHjx
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The Myth of the Winnable Culture War ⁦@mtaibbi⁩ - "[...] our whole style of political argument: hit someone with an unanswerable accusation and then, as Lyndon Johnson would say, make the sonofabitch deny it." https://t.co/grSDgsJ1yA
The Economist Asks: Shakespeare in America — The Economist Asks
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Good Old Neon by David Foster Wallace might be among the best short stories. I find myself going back it time after time. Are there any good discussions on it after @verybadwizards E181? https://t.co/58N7RlVcEQ
Episode 181: The Fraudulence Paradox (David Foster Wallace’s “Good Old Neon”) — Very Bad Wizards
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Here, I gather passages, remarks, and other pieces of collected items from things I read. This is a newsletter based on my site, Collectanea.club. The site is the place where I collect the very best thoughts I find in books, blogs, podcasts, and articles I come across.

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