Surat Lozowick on Life

Important tech writing

Dave Lee: Good technology journalism, important technology journalism, is about the cultural impact; the political ramifications; the state of an industry that we’re essentially relying on to provide much of the West’s economic clout in the future. Many technology writers … Continue reading

An interview with Notational Velocity developer Zachary Schneirov

For those who use it, Notational Velocity needs no introduction (and for those who don’t, trying it out is the best way to really understand why it has such an ardent following). It’s a simple application for taking, storing and … Continue reading

The dining experience

Dining and food have always played an important role in my life, especially as I grew up. There was a definite routine to meals in my parents’ house: lunch at 12 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. When I was young, … Continue reading

No choice →

Remarkable work often comes from making choices when everyone else feels as though there is no choice. –Seth Godin Free will, the ability to make conscious choices, is our greatest gift. To believe that no choice is available — as … Continue reading

Meaning

Sharing is fundamental to our relationships. It’s wonderful, it’s powerful, and it’s deeply meaningful. But not all sharing is created equal. Showing a friend an album of baby photos, sitting sunken in an old family couch, is far different from … Continue reading

Alejandro Jodorowsky on pity and failure

In an interview in his book El Topo: A Book of the Film (transcribed and put online by Don Alex Hixx), Alejandro Jodorowsky tells a story of when he was painting houses. The head painter told him to plaster a … Continue reading

The contradiction of digital/technological minimalism

Why is digital and technological minimalism such a trend? It’s because computers are inherently excessive. Modern computers are not built to do one thing well, or to do just enough. They are built to do many things, to do more … Continue reading

Facebook “frictionless” sharing

I wrote this recently in regards to Facebook relationship status changes, after seeing quite unexpectedly that two friends had went from “in a relationship” to “single”: There’s nothing quite like Facebook relationship status updates… they’re like seeing a headline without … Continue reading

I’m not here →

I’m not where Patrick Rhone is. But I’m not here either.

Disposable Culture

We live in a culture of disposability. Supermarket aisles are lined with disposable cups and plates, with food in disposable packaging, each item with an expiration date, when the food will become disposable as well (what leftovers haven’t already been … Continue reading