Elsewhere: Week of May 10, 2021
Elsewhere is a series of interesting things I came across during the week, published every Sunday.
- “The idea that your job should be the primary source of meaning in your life is an elaborately made trap, propped up across industries, designed to make you a loyal worker who uses the bulk of their intellectual and creative capacity to further their own career” is the realization that many are waking up to having worked remotely, suggests Mandy Brown in this newsletter.
- Craig Mod discusses writing code as a kind of self-care. As someone that can get lost for hours in a code editor, I can relate.
- This TED talk by Margaret Heffernan, in my opinion, strikes at the heart of productivity porn: a system can be efficient, or it can be resilient, but not both.