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Commonplace Reading - Issue #22

In one way or another I’ve been writing about tech for about two decades now, starting with “ebusines
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Commonplace Reading - Issue #22
By Adam Tinworth • Issue #22 • View online
In one way or another I’ve been writing about tech for about two decades now, starting with “ebusiness” (remember that?) pages in Estates Gazette, and eventually moving into my blog, as well as places as diverse as Computer Weekly and the NEXT conference blog.
Never have I wanted to write about consumer tech as little as I do right now. Wherever you turn, there’s another negative article about the impact it is having on our lives. Some of that backlash is deserved. Most of it is over-kill, a neoluddite urge finding form in a conservative media who feel under threat and under siege.
All of which means: I’ve tried to avoid too many tech-related links below. There are much more interesting things to spend time thinking about. 

If you read nothing else…
Take your time: the seven pillars of a Slow Thought manifesto
Journalism at work
Using Drones to Shoot War Zones
Why Jordan Peterson Thinks ‘Frozen’ Is Propaganda
I’m the Daughter of an NRA Member — and a Journalist
Haunted by my past…
Adam Tinworth
I’m shocked by this. I’ve never seen clear evidence of EngLit students actually reading the book they’re discussing before.
Sue Smith
@adders As someone who was on the same degree course as you at Queen Mary’s, Adam, that’s made me chuckle!
Work & Workplaces
Why It’s so Hard to Actually Work in Shared Offices · The Walrus
Why I Quit Google to Work for Myself
Shedworking: Underground studio in the woods
How Self-Aware Are People, Really, According to Science?
Life and living
It’s okay for you to be boring
What I Was Doing While You Were Reading ‘Eat, Pray, Love’
Two from me
The LittleThings lesson publishers should be learning
And finally…
Disco’s glory days were a kaleidoscope of "yes"
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