Auditioning for the write.as-bernacle minimalism choir
> I come back to a point Jon Udell expressed – context > is a service that we can provide others. Because on the > base level, highlighting and bookmarking is beneficial > to you. But then, once they're on the web, they become > potentially beneficial for others – all from making your > reading content-addressable.
<entropy winks, grins>
> Money, of course. I always stress about it when I have > large amounts of it going out the door. I am always > transparent on this blog, and I gotta say – I never seem > to have enough money to do the things I want/need to do.
Are the wants/needs editable?
Textual gyrations on public dance floors have the look and feel of invitations to do-si-do.
> It’s me. Standing there. Living a life of moments and > experiences lets me dawdle over a coffee and see the > excruciating glory in mundane places. Now I head back to > beautiful, wondrous and often incredible Vietnam for a > year. I’ll find more mundane and trivial and share them > as I ought. You’re invited to armchair the voyage. Just > be patient. I move at my pace. Maybe you will see something > new in the little. I still do.
<inspects his armchair's seatbelt>
> From Numerous e-mails. All marketing. Personal e-mail > newsletters I will remain subbed to. Also went through > and did a security check on Google. As I “need” > Google. Even though I do not. I just went through multiple > pages and steps just to pause my YT history because I > didn’t want to have a bunch of triggering/offensive shit > on my YouTube timeline anymore.
I'm very much interested in becoming Google-free. Voluntary disuse of Youtube has already done me lots of mental good for avoiding the inner anticipating-advertising cringe. I just need to figure out how to repurpose my two Chromebooks, and I'll be deleting the Google account.
> I won't be running away, of course. I still like write.as, > still love the idea of minimalism as a feature and openness > as a perk (as long as the latter gets better and remains > a core tenet). But I am less and less driven to quickly > write up a quick thing or three on my tablet or laptop > and push it out.
The collective impact read.write.as posts favoring minimalism has me suddenly remembering John Lennon's “God”, which includes a formidable list of things he no longer believe[sd] in... going on to sing “the dream is over” several times – which mind is currently mapping to the nightmare of bright-shiny-objects-substitutes-for-solid-content web offerings.