I have the original 42mm Apple Watch Sport in space gray. I wear it every day except Shabbat and absolutely love it. I get tons of questions about whether I like it and how I use it from people who see me wearing it. I also read a fair amount of skepticism about Apple Watch, particularly in the iOS developer world, so I want to describe my usage of it and make a case for why it’s a uniquely powerful new form of computer for enhancing daily life.Read More
Music rental services crippled consumer demand for good music technologies at the worst possible moment. As an alternative, I offer you a description of the set of technologies I use for listening to music these days.Read More
The concept of human autonomy within society is beginning to seem like willful self-deception to me.
The self in society depends on others, it owes its character and self-image to others, and it relies on gifts from others to meet its needs.
And, by its very embodied presence, as well as its every word, gesture, and action, the self causes experiences that constantly affect other selves.
It’s greedy to take all that for granted and then say, “I am my own person,” isn’t it? It’s not even just greedy; it’s demonstrably untrue. And think about what that means for notions of property, ownership, authorship, originality, and so on!
— A train of thought that left the station while reading Sacred Economics by Charles Eisenstein