1. Liv points out the Pollock. 2005/2014. 

  2. i think what spoke to me all day was how people have a desire to make little pocket worlds and how great unix servers were for that. that was an experience of the early web, these little spaces meeting up. unix servers were designed as multi-purpose industrial machines for doing things. also if you let people just kind of run wild they’ll basically make a super bare-bones social network for the hell of it. in any case it was a sweet day.

    — Paul Ford’s tilde.club home page

  3. At the end of each day, I write an “atomic sentence,” a single statement that summarizes the most vital lesson about that day.

    At times where I flail, fumble, and otherwise seek a signpost, these sentences have helped — personal lifelines indicating a larger story. Each day, an atomic unit in a living network.

    — I love Liz Danzico's idea of ending each day with an “atomic sentence,” inspired by Richard Feynman’s one sentence to be passed on to the next generation.  (via explore-blog)

  4. Minecraft is a game about creation, yes. But it is just as much a game about secret knowledge.

    — The secret of Minecraft — The Message — Medium

  5. We have more stories, pictures and arguments than we know what to do with, and each one of them presses on our attention with a claim of uniqueness, a demand to be recognized as special.

    — The Death of Adulthood in American Culture - NYTimes.com

  6. Amazon is a bundle.

    — Why Amazon Has No Profits (And Why It Works) | Andreessen Horowitz

  7. A thorough, heartfelt, important piece of writing by Brett Anderson. 

 (via Louisiana Loses Its Boot — Matter — Medium)

    A thorough, heartfelt, important piece of writing by Brett Anderson.

    (via Louisiana Loses Its Boot — Matter — Medium)

  8. When we invest our time and energy in technology — as creators or consumers — we should invest in products that belong in “The Future” and not those that make our lives disappear faster than they already do.

    — My year with a distraction-free iPhone (and how to start your own experiment) — Medium

  9. “It would have hurt me not to work on this” — that’s the sort of passion that leads to great new products.

    — Daring Fireball