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DRMacIver's Notebook: What even is a number?
Context: A philosopher friend asked me this question. This is my attempt to answer. Attention Conservation Notice: It may not be a very good attempt to answer. via Pocket
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Reading in the Age of Constant Distraction
“I read books to read myself,” Sven Birkerts wrote in The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age. via Pocket
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Where Not to Travel in 2019, or Ever | The Walrus
“My name is John!” shouted John Allen Chau from his ­kayak in November 2018 as he ­paddled toward strangers on the beach of North Sentinel Island in the Bay of Bengal. “I love you and Jesus loves you!” In response, the people on the remote Indian island strung arrows in their bows. via Pocket
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5 days ago
Why the "Self-Made" Success Story Is a Myth — How Parents Help Children with Money
In 2011, my parents gave me a sum of money that was both outrageous and, in the real estate terms of major cities, quite reasonable: 10 percent down on the 250-square-foot apartment I still own in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. via Pocket
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5 days ago
Open tabs are cognitive spaces · Michail Rybakov
Nobody actually wants to use a web browser. It becomes evident the second you open your browser and notice that you don’t have internet connection. What we like about browsers is what they offer on the other side. What they connect us to. via Pocket
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