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Good writing never goes out of style.

This is a collection of good, thought-provoking writing from the blogs and podcasts we have in our index. Discovered and carefully curated by our in-house AI tools. Whether a new take on a classic topic or a fresh voice on a trending issue, you will find something interesting to read here.

Friday 9 December, 2022

Morning rush-hour, Copenhagen Note the numbers of cyclists — and the absence of cars. Quote of the Day “Why do so many talented economic theorists believe and teach elegant fantasies so obviously refuted by plainly evident facts?” James Tobin, who … Continue reading →

My eyes keep getting better. I have 20-20 vision for the first time in my life. Seeing so much more in a lot of ways. I told a friend today it's like I have Tesla eyes. I know people don't like Tesla these days, but I still feel like it's a privilege to drive my Model Y every time, even though I've ...

Meet the Perennials

Gina Pell on the Perennials, the growing group of people who aren’t bound by age in the way most people in society used to be. We are ever-blooming, relevant people of all ages who live in the present time, know what’s happening in the world, stay current with technology, and have friends of all age...

What’s Good About the Arc Browser

I was a little skeptical of Arc, a new web browser from The Browser Company of New York. Ooo la la. Yeah, well, I run the Fart Factory of Bend. A small irony is that the pandemic means they aren’t really even in New York anymore. Joke. Ruined. I was actually skeptical because I’ve tried […]

Burton Snowboard Rental Program Delivers New Rides to Your Doorstep

Folks who ride only a few times per year and spend hours each winter at the rental shack counter standing in line, filling out forms, getting fitted, etc. have a new option when it comes to avoiding that shitshow: Burton Snowboards will happily deliver rentals of snowboards, boots, bindings, and app...

The Big Idea: Nathan Tavares

We all want to be a big success — in life, in our careers, in everything. But what if that’s not actually our best path through the universe? Nathan Tavares is here to consider alternate paths in this Big Idea for A Fractured Infinity. NATHAN TAVARES: The multiverse seems pretty big right now, huh? ...

Blogs, Blogging, Networks, Genre

Yesterday Alan Jacobs quoted Robin Sloan’s recent post about blogs and social media and so on. Jacobs’s post mostly applauds Sloan’s (for good reason); I was struck by a couple of the points Slaon makes, that Jacobs likes. First, Sloan observes that ‘Publishing on the internet is a solved problem; f...

Your platform is not an ecosystem

Another day, another exhortation to join an “ecosystem” that’s anything but. I could pick a hundred examples, but one that recently caught my eye was an ad placed in the Financial Times by the Singapore stock exchange, SGX Group, promising “multiple growth avenues, one trusted ecosystem”. SGX wants ...

Same Old Thing

I have been sick, on and off, for the past week. I’m a thousand percent sure that it is stress related, but the doctors at the hospital don’t seem to listen. They keep trying to find a reason for it, and I keep trying to tell them what the reason is, but emergency room doctors … Continue reading Sam...