Another Sunday, Another Naive Weekly — Observations From The Internet Wilderness.
The magnolias bloom. And below their glorified flowers, patches of yellow narcissus and blue Lucile's glory-of-the-snow dot the tired ground with impressionist colours. I’ve also smelled the first ramsons, so it is official, spring has sprung.
If you live around Copenhagen and find joy in gathering metaphorical wildflowers, please reply to this newsletter or email me at email@example.com because I'd like to invite you to a semi-virtual club.
Pixel World is modern generated landscapes.
Mushrooms is a scrolling introduction to fungi.
I Killed a Cactus .com is plant nursing 1.01.
To Eileen is the sweetest self-introduction webpage with links to wonders.
Oddly correlating with the season for spring cleaning, three of the newsletters I make sure to read wrote about topics related to information hoarding in the past week. In the linked article, Charlie Warzel reflects on how it influences his life to have 26,224 life moments accessible in his pocket. In Kneeling Bus, Drew Austin wrote about digital abundance, while the fine people at Real Life Mag reflected on infinite consumers. My take is that information should not be liminal to my ability to digest and recall it, with or without help, and that I need to broaden my sources.
A collection of quotes reflecting on digital ephemerality; the fact that what we publish and discover online is - just like ourselves - subject to degeneration. In between the quotes, you’ll find missing images, glitches, and links to the 400 series of client error status codes, a sweet example of what a student project can be using Neocities.
An interview with Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive, about spending the past 25 years working on digitizing and preserving human knowledge — and collecting 668 billion web pages. The interview is published in NiemanLab, so the conversation is academia and journalism-centric. However, Kahle’s thoughts on "the era of rent, lease, and license" feel relevant beyond those two fields. My only bother is that he skips the question about permanence too easily.
One of the people I admire the most on the web is Elliott Cost. Via his infrequent high-quality personal newsletter, I learned that he is doing a photo project called Computer Portraits, where he is documenting people working in front of their screens. I encourage you to participate if you are located in the New York area.
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Last week this letter was sent to 833 people. Thirtythree are crazy enough to chip in every month/year to support me making time to write. Logo by Studio Hollywood. Print by Luka. Photograph by Ana Santl.