Notebook

Radical Caring for Online News: A Call to Confront Two Disappointing Decades of Stagnation

I’ve worked in the web since the summer of 2000, when I was paid $400 to build a site for a local farm (RIP, Microsoft FrontPage). Fast forward two decades to 2020, and I’m still waiting for online news to break free of stagnation and innovate to improve its delivery and experience for the good […]

Movies 2018

In 2018, I watched 49 movies, two more than in 2017, and slightly less than the average of 51 movies per year that I’ve averaged over the past 10 years. Yes, I track my movie-watching (and my book-reading, calories, sleep, travel, and other things), I enjoy doing it, and I refer back to it often. […]

Open Letters I wish Taylor Swift would write to Apple

After the rousing success of Taylor Swift’s open letter to Apple last week, it made me think of several other open letters I wish she’d write to Apple: Dear Apple, Please Let Us Uninstall Weather, Watch, and most of your other default apps; Dear Apple, Can We Please Have OS-level integrations With Third-Party Apps Like […]