A Blind Teacher Using Echolocation to Navigate the World
Echo is a fascinating and poignant short film about Daniel Kish, a blind man who uses echolocation to move about in the world and teaches others how to do the same. Using clicks, he and his students can go on hikes, ride bikes, and skateboard down the sidewalk.
Amazing. And, yep, I teared up at the end.
A unified theory of fucks | A Working Library
The theory goes like so: you are born with so many fucks to give. However many you’ve got is all there is; they are like eggs, that way. Some of us are born with quite a lot, some with less, but none of us knows how many we have.
This has been making the rounds and rightfully so, it’s wonderful. Pairs well with my own take on the subject from 2014: The Fucks and How We Give Them (A Manifesto)
49 Lessons from 37 Years of Newsletter Publishing
My friend CJ Chilvers has a new book out. He has 37 years of newsletter publishing experience under his belt — both personal and professional for companies you know. Well worth the $5.00 if you have any interest in this stuff at all.
a note on plagiarism – The Homebound Symphony
Which makes me wonder whether some of the plagiarism (or “duplicative language”) we’re now seeing so much of is a result of one small habit of digital writing: pasting wrongly.
Finally a reasoned take on the whole affair that is likely much closer to the truth but/and reveals something many of us writers outside of academia are guilty of.
(the “but/and” is duplicative language I’ve, um, adopted from Robin Sloan)
@ajay I really enjoyed this: a note on plagiarism – The Homebound Symphony
Thanks so much for writing it.
Daft Social lets you post and share notes, links or images by email subject only. From any email account.
Doesn’t even seem to be a timeline. Thus it’s kind of more of a micro blog than Micro.blog. Very interesting. (W00t)
One Fine Day: David Byrne Performs His Hymn of Optimism and Countercultural Anthem of Resistance and Resilience with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus – The Marginalian
With poetic lyrics that feel both staggeringly prescient and of sweeping timelessness, this buoyant hymn of optimism ripples against the current of our time as a mighty countercultural anthem of resistance and resilience, worthy of Whitman.
Worth your time.
The blessing of uncertainty – annie mueller
To understand someone else’s perspective (even a little), you’ve got to acknowledge that your own is limited. That your views come not from absolute truth but from subjective experience.
Yep. So much this.
If you’re in the startup world or are a entrepreneur, my friend and mentor Garrick van Buren has been killing it with helpful advice in his newsletter For Starters. Well worth your consideration.