I guess I like Slack’s new logo and icon well enough, but I couldn’t see making a major deal out of it and I see no value added.
Guess what? I read “Pride and Prejudice” for the first time in my life at age 66. I enjoyed it, though it seems sort of like a 200-year-old romance novel. I guess I am now free to read “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”.
“If you look at lists of the world’s most valuable companies over the past decade, you’ll find the ones that engage in surveillance capitalism: Alphabet (Google’s parent company), Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft. Apple is the exception; it makes its money only by selling hardware, and that’s why its prices are higher than the competition’s.”
– Bruce Schneier, Click Here to Kill Everybody
“We all live the little stories of our own lives on the assumption of some larger story that makes sense to us, or that makes enough sense to allow us to think it is probably, on balance, worth going on living. That is true even if you have to make such a story up for yourself rather than seeing yourself within a grand story that transcends your own life, and transcends even the material universe.”
Chris Wright, The Mission of God’s People.
“The real scandal isn’t a semantic quibbling over whether a specific terms of service agreement or partnership program is exploitative — it’s that such agreements are the norm. Handing over at least some of your personal data is table stakes for participation in today’s internet. That transaction appears simple, but it’s extraordinarily complex, particularly given the pace of innovation and how quickly it can change what can be done with our data.”
“Apple has built a powerful ecosystem that combines hardware, software, and services, but they need to better communicate this to users.”
I’m listening to the 2014 U2 album. Isn’t that the one Apple put in iTunes without me asking for it? I really like it.
The thing I enjoy most about my group of friends on Micro.blog is that they change apps and systems even more often than I do.
“Many thought the internet would bring democracy to China. Instead it empowered rampant government oppression, and now the censors are turning their attention to the rest of the world.”
“It is most unfortunate that, in the long history of the church, ‘faith’ has been almost everywhere transubstantiated into ‘belief,’ which transposes the concrete practicality of trust into a cognitive enterprise. How ludicrous that in the long, oppressive history of orthodoxy—which guards cognitive formulations—that those who enforce right belief seem most often to be themselves unable or unwilling to engage in deep trust.”
– Walter Brueggemann, Isaiah (Westminster Bible Companion)
A good explanation by a fine technical resource.