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Etcetera #1: Birdwatch, crosswords, counterculture

Matthew Culnane
Matthew Culnane
Thanks for subscribing to Etcetera! Here’s the first issue.
Below is a list of links that I found interesting this week. Each one has a brief description of what it’s about along with some related reading from my bookmark archive.
Please share any great links you think should go in the next issue. Hit reply and it’ll go just to me.
Thanks, and see you next Friday.
Matthew (@coldbrain)

Why Twitter’s Birdwatch will fail
How the New York Times Crossword Became Too Big to Fail
How we made Typerighter, the Guardian’s style guide checker
See also: Why AI writing assistants are the next generation of style guides.
Our Stutter
Why Can't I Just Cook What I Want & Like?
See also: The misguided obsession with authentic food; Alison Roman, Bon Appétit, and the ‘Global Pantry’ Problem. (I might do a special issue one day about authenticity and representation in food; reply if that is of interest to you.)
The internet didn’t kill counterculture—you just won’t find it on Instagram
What can we learn from the secret habits of genius?
How the Alphabet Ordered Our World
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Matthew Culnane
Matthew Culnane @coldbrain

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