David Sparks on research apps and what he calls the upcoming app revolution:
This influx of cross-linking, dynamic referencing, and the linkable chaos that these apps create feel, to me, like something entirely new, and that bell is not going to get unrung. Not only do I expect these apps to push further ahead with these tools, but I also anticipate other apps to develop in the same direction. A year from now, we are going to have some fantastic options.
One year later: Is the instagram aesthetic over? Taylor Lorenz wrote the original article a year ago. In hindsight, is this the case?
On a related note, Tobias Van Schneider was reflecting recently on what will replace the now-considered-dead minimalistic aesthetic. His guess: a revitalized Art Deco.
Derek Sivers on a day in London with his seven year old:
I don’t regret having plans, because sometimes following the plan is the best choice. So I guess the lesson is to make plans, but feel free to ignore them — to see them as an option, not a requirement.
The youth-led climate movement will not be ignored write Jay Inslee, Varshini Prakash:
Last month’s strikes felt both exhilarating and heartbreaking. It’s deeply saddening that children must fight tooth and nail to force elected leaders to care about their future. But the strikes also showcased all the progress we’ve made in just a few short years, and a glimpse of what’s possible if this movement continues gaining momentum. Insiders in Washington, DC, may not know it yet, but this young American generation’s leaders know that we face an urgent climate crisis and that addressing it is a matter of life and death. They’re acting like it—it’s time that the rest of us did too.
Climate justice is a matter of intergenerational justice.