By this point, it’s pretty obvious that working from home certainly has its perks. But, there’s certainly a tradeoff in terms of our diminished surface area. That’s where we arrive at one of the most joyful apps I’ve discovered in the past few years: Lunchclub.
Research is broken. I shouldn’t complain too much, as it’s infinitely easier to find facts, data, studies, quotes, and other resources than pretty much ever before in history. When I read of how famed biographer Robert Caro researched his seminal works– something he and his wife are still doing well into their 80s – I count my digital blessings.
At the beginning of last year, instead of a resolution, I wrote a list of things I was curious to explore more in 2022. I did so-so – but I did have fun. So, here's the new list for 2023.
Inspired by the "media diets" curated by the great Jason Kottke, I've been taking some time over this past year to notice the things that made this year what is was. This is beyond the normal gratitudes of health, family, friends, etc. Instead, these are the things I did, ate, read, watched, or listened to over the past twelve months I enjoyed, and that I would recommend.
It’s a season of giving thanks, and as I first did a few years ago, I’m looking around at my digital life for a few things to be thankful for in 2022. It’s been a tumultuous year in technology and culture (but then again, when was the last time it wasn’t?), but in the midst of all of that I’m grateful for these little bits of creativity and innovation.