Aviva Wittenberg-Cox op HBR: Wherever you look, whatever you do, performance has gone extreme, often policed by a tracking app or a competitive peer (sometimes masquerading as a friend). Moderation, in any form, is seen as nothing but amateurism, the habit of a slacker who won’t commit 10,000 hours of practice to master something. #whatwebelievein
Sarah Jeong bij The Verge: My smartphone, I’ve realized, is also a Tamagotchi. My laptop is a Tamagotchi. My tablet is a Tamagotchi. These new Tamagotchis have nicer screens and more than three buttons, but more importantly, they’re hooked into much more elaborate guilt trips. Now it‘s not just a virtual pet at stake; it’s […]
Cal Newport: My sense is that more and more people in our current culture of digital excess are hungry for this type of strong challenge. They don’t want to depend on Apple to tweak their OS to be slightly less intrusive, or need to download an app that provides a fun reminder about disconnecting; they want […]
Seth Godin: If you want to understand where mastery and success come from, take a look at the inputs and the journey, not simply the outputs. Zo hard de waarheid.
Felix Salmon van Wired: Twitter is becoming increasingly concentrated on a tiny core of power users. It’s less and less a distributed mode of many-to-many communication, and more and more a broadcasting hub for the elite—a highly unequal place where their least-considered, Ambien-addled opinions get amplified to a global audience of millions. Twitter, as a […]
Kevin Roose in The New York Times: And here’s my verdict: E-scooters might look and feel kind of dorky, but they aren’t an urban menace or a harbinger of the apocalypse. In fact — sigh — they’re pretty great. Ik wil dat zó hard eens testen, zo’n elektrische autopet.
Dit is zo sterk: The artist and media critic Alexandra Bell revises biased news coverage, exposing racism that hides in plain sight—sometimes on the front page. https://www.facebook.com/newyorker/videos/10155758215833869/
Deze week moest ik nog eens in Hasselt zijn voor ’t werk. Lekker rondgelopen in de miezerende regen, koffie bij de King Kong, éclair bij Vangrootloon. Een stad in volle verandering, zeker wanneer je er jaren niet bent geweest: wijkjes die vol hippe winkels zitten, zelfs. Opeens kwam ik langs de International Magazine Store, een […]
James Charisma voor Vulture.com: While the idea of living life under constant surveillance and scrutiny by an invisible audience of followers at all times may have been a nightmare in 1998, it’s become a reality in 2018. We each have the ability to broadcast our own life’s events, no matter how trivial or mundane, through […]
FiveThirtyEight met een geniale analyse van onze Rode Duivels: Tactically, Roberto Martinez’s preferred system brings the best out of Hazard, who will likely flank Lukaku on the left of a front three, but shackles De Bruyne, who may be the world’s best offensive passer. During European qualifying, De Bruyne created just 0.32 “big chances” per […]