Surat Lozowick on Writing

Software obsolescence

Tim Hindle on planned software obsolescence: New software is often carefully calculated to reduce the value to consumers of the previous version. This is achieved by making programs upwardly compatible only; in other words, the new versions can read all … Continue reading

Leo Babauta on Simplifying →

Leo Babauta in an interview with Tia Singh, responding to a question about dealing with daily overwhelm while being productive and staying motivated: Simplify. That’s my only tip. People try to do too much. I write. I create content that … Continue reading

Criticism of the Inadequate Clipboard, or: An Ode to Clipboard Managers

Apple calls Mac OS X Lion “the world’s most advanced desktop operating system,” and it’s probably true. Files are automatically saved and versioned. With the Mac App Store, app installation is easier than ever. Backup is built-in. You can even … Continue reading

Rumors

Shawn Blanc on the problem with tech rumors: Reading rumors is like shaking your Christmas present boxes and trying to guess what’s inside. Sure, there is an element of fun and mystery that comes along with trying to guess what’s … Continue reading

Quora →

You’ve probably heard of Quora. If not, you need to check it out. It’s an incredible resource of in-depth information, knowledge, advice and insight, much of it unavailable in such a format anywhere else, with a vast number of talented … Continue reading

Naming your blog: eponymous or not?

In the life of a blog, the name is both one of the first things that must be decided and one of the things that will be around the longest. Increasingly, people are writing and curating on self-titled blogs, often … Continue reading

Wheat

Seth Godin on there being lots of “bad poetry” because “it’s easy to become a poet”: There’s a lot of bad tweeting, bad marketing, bad facebooking, bad emailing and bad music now as well. No barrier certainly leads to a … Continue reading

Stephen M. Hackett interviews Aaron Mahnke →

Stephen M. Hackett’s excellent interview with Aaron Mahnke on writing, design, creativity, the Read & Trust Network, how publishing is changing and of course, getting stuff done.

An AOL Content Slave Speaks Out →

Oliver Miller: AOL is a billion dollar corporation, and the foundation of its current business model is words. No, the foundation of its business model, like many modern media organizations, is pageviews. Words are just a means to an end. … Continue reading

Brent Simmons on good writers, good developers, and where the computer meets human nature →

I’ve always thought of it this way: a good writer reads a lot of books. They see how other writers solve problems. They pay attention to what’s happening now as much as they pay attention to the classics. Good writers … Continue reading