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Don’t Mind the Fire - Issue #1

Welcome to the first issue of this new project of mine! The plan is to send a weekly newsletter with
March 27 · Issue #1 · View online
Don’t Mind the Fire
Welcome to the first issue of this new project of mine! The plan is to send a weekly newsletter with loosely connected articles about how we live and work online. Above all, I hope you will find something interesting to read (and listen to…) among the constant river of content that flows our way.
I’m just getting started, so hit reply if you’d like to chat or give feedback.

👪 How we live online
Human Contact Is Now a Luxury Good
Why the Life-Insurance Industry Wants to Creep on Your Instagram
Inside the Secretly Effective — and Underrated — Way Netflix Keeps Its Shows and Movies at the Forefront of Pop Culture
How Parents of Child Influencers Package Their Kids’ Lives for Instagram
I Embraced Screen Time With My Daughter—and I Love It
💻 How we work online
Hello, Goodbye
Coders’ Primal Urge to Kill Inefficiency—Everywhere Coders’ Primal Urge to Kill Inefficiency—Everywhere
Ctrl-Alt-Delete: The Planned Obsolescence of Old Coders
Best Practices for Managing Remote Teams: A Psychological Perspective
🎙 Quote of the week
The power of art—and many books are, still, art, not entertainment—lies in the way it turns us inward and outward, all at once. The communion we seek, scanning titles or turning pages, is not with others—not even the others, living or long dead, who wrote the words we read—but with ourselves. Our finest capacities, too easily forgotten.
📺 Video of the week
Counting Crows - August and Everything After
I never knew that August and Everything After wasn’t just the name of Counting Crows’ debut album. It was also an unfinished song, and the lyrics of that song is what appears on the cover of the album. Now, 25 years later, they revisited the song, finished it, and recorded it with a live orchestra. And it is really lovely.
🎸 Music recommendation of the week
III by Kalax
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