A week or two into using HEY, and its remarkable, how quiet and simple it is to use. I check my email, mark my screeners and sort into feed, paper trail. It takes a few minutes a day and I would LOVE this for my business email.
Its in the background, its not spying on me and it just works. It's also not vying for my attention.
@vinnl Loved the Goldfinch!
@sir thats take-a-break-o-clock
@tmpvoid both read and enjoyed.
@sir everything that comes from bellard ends up having interesting second order effects.
@clacke so much cargo culti f
@sir i don’t know how browsers don’t ship with a simple rss feed reader. Feels like if we were smart we could have avoided much of the ills of social media.
@aphyr this weekend the only social media I am allowing myself is mastadon. All other doom scrolling sites are blocked. It’s a small step I know and here I am tooting. But I’ve already finished a book this morning!
@aphyr I am also struggling with this. And my conclusion is to make a serious effort to unplug. You can safely go the next 2-12 months without reading any news or following any disaster. Covid will still be raging. Trump will still be terrible and nothing is going to change my vote in November. Police reform is happening but not in online time scales.
It is fatalistic and or waldenesque but I am definitely recognizing some PTSD symptoms in myself and I am not sure the computer is gonna help.
@unixsmurf @clacke imo its more a classical way of operating a business than any true logical reason. Ie when you build a factory you have suppliers and you want them to be around because in the manufacturing model if the humans at the supplier go away so does the supply. So you look for someone you can pay.
Economics of software are slightly different.
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