June 9, 2020

The Lost Satisfactions Of Manual Competence — Cal Newport

Cal Newport:

Instead of manifesting ourselves concretely in the world, we endlessly pass digital messages back and forth, taking breaks only to talk to each other about these messages over cramped video conference screens.

There’s something uniquely misery-making about days spent in a Makework Matrix of ceaseless digital communication that doesn’t seem to generate much beyond additional digital communication — we’re simply not wired for this as a species.

There was a lot of vigorous head-nodding going on while reading this. Makework Matrix is a new term to me and I love it.


Photography Film 4x5


Previous post
I may take a break from 35mm film As much as I love using my old 35mm film cameras, I haven’t been enjoying film lately. I’m trying to figure out why that is. My hunch is that I have
Next post
So, I went with Roam Research and am a True Believer I discovered Roam in December, 2019 and thought, “Wow! This is exactly the thing I’ve been looking for” even though it was buggy, less than pretty,