The fandomification of global conflict

Ryan Broderick rounded up the internet’s reaction to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which by the way has exemplified all the ways the internet has broken all of our brains more than anything I’ve seen in the last 20 years. For the rest of the world experiencing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine via social media, it has […]

Embracing ‘Read-Only’ Mode During Covid

My friend Sally Kerrigan wrote this last year, about accepting that a pandemic is not the best time to be creative, and deciding to intentionally enter a “read-only” mode: It seems like writing should be the easy thing to do as a quarantine project. I mean, all the ingredients every introverted writer dreams of are […]

‘Geriatric Millennials’

There’s a lot to unpack in this post by Erica Dhawan, and it took me a minute to decide which parts to excerpt. This passage, though, captures both her thesis and most of what’s wrong with it: For organizations that are divided across generational divides between baby boomers and Gen Z, it’s beneficial to call […]

Panic’s ‘Code Editor’, and the Lack of Pro Apps for iPad

After nine years, Panic has discontinued Code Editor, the iOS version of their web development app combining a text editor, file transfer client, and terminal. They blame poor sales — the app wasn’t selling enough copies to fund its continued development, which was also the case for Panic’s now-discontinued Transmit iOS and Status Board apps. […]