DON'T THINK ABOUT THE FUTURE

  • December 04, 2016 03, 20: Facebook isn't necessary.

    I haven't written since the Event. There's been too much to grieve, too much to process, too much to rage against. And in light of all of that, no idea I've had in my running text doc of writing notes...

  • November 04, 2016 03, 19: Talking to Machines

    Greetings from a very quiet kitchen at the Newfangled HQ. Mark's Sonos Jazz alarm went off at 7:30 as usual, and right now one of my favorite Coltrane collections is playing: The Prestige Recordings. ...

  • October 29, 2016 03, 18: Behind every robot is a human.

    *Hello, friends!* Hello from our quiet house on a Saturday afternoon. The pup is out sleeping in the sun, occasionally watching as the chickens peck around the ground. I'm at my desk in our downstairs...

  • October 10, 2016 03, 17: Unearthed Time Capsules

    *Hello from Emerald Isle*, where I am sitting on a porch listening to waves crash on the shore. The beach in October is a pretty nice place. I'll be here all week.

  • October 02, 2016 03, 16: Words matter.

    Where are you right now? If you were to set down the little screen you're holding, or look past the big screen in front of you, what would you see? If there's just a wall there, what's on the wall? Wh...

  • September 02, 2016 03, 15: Design is art with rules.

    Hello, friends. And welcome, new ones! There's been a steady trickle in and out over the past few weeks, keeping this little box of the internet at capacity. If you'd prefer to read this on the web, y...

  • August 13, 2016 03, 14: A solution that doesn't exist

    *Hello friends!* And welcome, new subscribers! I'm glad to be with you again, here in this email box. As always, you can read this letter here, or you can read it on the web

  • July 30, 2016 03, 13: We don't fear the future...

    In May, I said I was “back” after a two-month silence. I sent three more letters. Then, I disappeared again. So, technically, I am back. For how long, I don’t know. I wonder about frequency righ...

  • June 10, 2016 03, 12: A Slice of Life

    I received an interesting email from a reader recently. She wrote, "It's easy to assume things about someone else's life based upon what you see or hear about on the internet. But we obviously don't s...

  • June 03, 2016 03, 11: How to Design a Different Future

    Ahead is a long read, so I'll get out of the way as quickly as possible. I'm sitting at my desk on a Friday afternoon, drinking an ice coffee that somehow tastes like chocolate, and listening to The L...