Elsewhere: Week of June 7, 2021
Elsewhere is a series of interesting things I came across during the week, published every Sunday.
(Well, except last Sunday. Had a little bit too much on my plate then.)
- Ed Zitron predicts that companies currently offering a hybrid “work X days per week from home” structure will eventually return to the “everyone back to the office” thing.
- I'm not very familiar with Jonathan Richman, but what struck me about this interview is that Richman uses no digital technology whatsoever. No phones, no email, correspondence via lettermain. Then again, he's got an assistant to handle such things, so...
- “As we live our lives ever more publicly, we have come to prioritize arguing—the flashy, viral, gotcha kind—over learning,” according to this op-ed. It's all so tiresome.
- I have yet to go to the lengths of deleting social media as G. Keenan Schneider did, I do recognize that Twitter et al. encourage a “reply first, think later” model of discourse — pretty little hate machines powered by “enrage to engage” algorithms.