People are still looking at stuff with old models of understanding. They think if people are paying attention, then you’re making money, and the two are linked, so lots of attention means lots of money. That isn’t the case at all. Talk to any musician and they’ll tell you. It’s tough. The way we think is based on the way the world was a decade or two ago, which leaves some people in the dust. —
Frank Chimero, author of The Shape of Design, reminds us that there’s little correlation between exposure and financial success today.
For an example of a musician embodying his point, see Amanda Palmer’s fantastic TED talk, then alleviate the conundrum with some practical wisdom on how to worry less about money.(via explore-blog)
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The original handwritten manuscript of The Great Gatsby, from Princeton’s newly digitized archive of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s manuscripts.
Pair with Fitzgerald on the secret of great writing.
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After fractal pancakes, a Möbius cake.
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The Collision Continues -
Fast Company asked today What Do You Miss About Life Before The Digital Age? , and reminiscences of handwritten notes and letters led off the collection of selected replies.
Can you #unplug, without really #unplugging? Some would say yes: http://t.co/oFSvGToQc7— Co.Lead (@FastCoLead) June 17, 2013
Fast Company leads to a remarkable collision of #unplug and #handwritten.
Holding On To Circumstance -
This paragraph from Scott Belsky’s post at Medium seems key to me.
In a world of twitter, email, endless texts, internet wonder (and now Medium!), create windows of non-stimulation in your day and life - whether through habits or rituals, when you can tune out of everything else and tune into yourself.
It seems more realistic to me to set aside “windows of non-stimulation” when possible or when needed than to insist on a Sabbath shutdown every seven days.
“@WomensHealthMag: “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson”— Power2EndStroke (@Power2EndStroke) June 16, 2013
"I only wish that the Doctor spent as long with me as he spent with the technology" @drnic1 twitter.com/mHealthInsight…— mHealth Insight (@mHealthInsight) June 13, 2013