1 Read: Sloan’s Orthographic media

Maybe this is a flavor of context collapse: the standardization of all events, no matter how big or small, delightful or traumatic, to fit the same mashed-together timeline.

I like this framing of the idea of orthographic media, collapsing distance and relevance. It also makes me think of Ton's thoughts on feed reading by 'distance', which is an attempt to regain some focus and relevance. https://www.zylstra.org/blog/2019/06/feed-reading-by-social-distance/

2 Crafting homepages

Interesting thought on how having generic tools for publishing lost us some of the fun of hand-crafted homepages.

once you are given a tool that operates effortlessly — but only in a certain way — every choice that deviates from the standard represents a major cost.

How Blogs Broke The Web

I hear that - publishing through WordPress got me lots of IndieWeb goodness, but I feel a bit restricted in other ways sometimes. That said, you definitely should have tooling available for people who can't/don't want to hand-roll everything.

3 Elsewhere in the garden

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