❶ Long distance thinking
I really enjoyed this post, as it shows us that trying to consolidate and optimise knowledge is probably not the best way to approach understanding. The post centres around the phrase “If you can’t explain it to a 6-year-old, you don’t understand it yourself", which in theory is great but in reality forces our comprehension and ability to achieve to fall short.
❷ What lies beneath (the internet)
There are 1.5 billion websites on the internet, but only 200 million of them are active. This means that most of the internet is just kind of…rotting. Written by a former SEO expert, this article draws comparisons between the internet and architecture. Websites are kind of like buildings, with pages as our rooms, but the thing is that when we restructure or demolish our buildings, people will still be able to find them a decade later and be faced with a dreaded 404.
❸ The myth of the first “TikTok war”
I don’t know what it is with our obsession with branding really bad things with marketing speak, but apparently we’re going through this right now. The thing is that it’s kind of just not true, is it? The central problem with this is that mixing war amongst social media means that people can skip straight past it…swipe, doesn’t concern me. It aligns really well with the privileged position of not needing to watch the news at all. Sorry for the low energy closer today folks.
- A 41 minute behind the scenes documentary from the filming of Napoleon Dynamite? Why not
- The shortlist from the The Academy of British Cover Design (ABCD) 2022. Graphic design at its best
- It turns out people really liked the design of Windows phones