Another Sunday, Another Naive Weekly — Observations From The Internet Wilderness.
26,214 steps. The sun and son smiled the entire day making our steps easy. Despite yesterday’s effort, I’m far behind my new year’s resolution of 12,000 steps per day. Just like I am behind on the two other resolutions I made.
But today is Sunday. And I feel yesterday’s sunshine on my cheek and steps in my feet. So I don’t mind. Because now I’ll go crawling with Uno.
To shop, and school, to work, and play,
The busy people pass all day;
They hurry, hurry, to and fro,
And hardly notice as they go
The wayside flowers, known so well,
Whose names so few of them can tell.
They never think of fairy-folk
Who may be hiding for a joke!
O, if these people understood
What’s to be found by field and wood;
What fairy secrets are made plain
By any footpath, road, or lane —
They’d go with open eyes, and look
(As you will when you’ve read this book),
And then at least they’d learn to see
How pretty common things can be!
— Cicely M. Barker, Flower Fairies of the Wayside
Draw an iceberg to see how it floats.
Listen to a digital wall of sounds.
Travel remotely. (pick city, method, time, sound)
“Computers are doing to communication what fences did to pastures and cars did to streets,” is the opening words of this 1983 speech by Ivan Illich. The concerns Ivan raises feel oddly relevant today.
Our digital bios are performative. Hence people change them often. Last year I gave up on writing one universal bio, instead I changed my bio completely whenever something remarkable happened: liking finishing RollerCoaster Tycoon, selling my notebook and becoming dad. Anyway, this article is about a service that notifies you when people change their bio.
Good luck cancelling your digital New York Times subscription.
Hi, I’m Kristoffer and you have just read Naive Weekly — Observations from the Internet Wilderness.
Last week this letter was sent to 733 people. Thirtyfive 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.