1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Amazon is a bundle.

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

  4. 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)

  5. 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

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

    — Daring Fireball

  7. When I give up on all my desires for attention and financial success I made something that brings those things to me naturally.

    — Stegersaurus.com » Blog Archive » Rant: Time To Give Up, But In a Good Way!

  8. 13 August 2014

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    Reblogged from
    bijan

    We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves

    — 

    Pico Iyer 

    Discovered this gem of a quote upon reading Christopher Michael’s wonderful post on searching and reflecting. Hit home on so many levels. 

    (via bijan)

  9. This hope can be elusive, I know. It is deeply non-metric, invisible to A/B testing, and irreducible to data. It does not register on our Personal Digital Dashboards or vibrate our phones. It is still unevenly distributed, but it is more widely available than ever before. It lies in the gradual spread, one brain at a time, of a kind of knowledge about ourselves and one another that until very recently was held tight by a very small group that made mostly cynical use of it.

    — Doing is knowing: “Sweet Jane” and the Web — Wordyard