Sentiers No.16 — Blockchain and a low waste society. Toxic entitlement. Working less. CCTV in China. Journalism.

I’m not planning on talking about Bitcoin/blockchain all the time but the current price and worries around energy consumption are also surfacing interesting discussions. So, more blockchain in this issue with Vinay Gupta and some pretty mind blowing ideas. There’s an “Updates” section at the bottom with news on topics covered previously. Finally, the next two issues would normally […]

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Sentiers No.15 — Commons (and a dying internet), strength, history, scifi, Bitcoin, Eudamonia machine

No real intro this week because, oops, after the shortest issue ever here’s the longest. ✕ The Commons To Oppose The Churn Q&A: Yochai Benkler on the Benefits of an Open Source Economic System The brilliant Benkler on the potential of the commons as a way to organize our world, the only real option to […]

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Sentiers No.14 —Ku, Mesopotamia, utopian dreams, books, pivoting to readers, and slaughterbots

This issue randomly ended up as more focused on physical and/or the past, with great threads of historical topics, a Media section, and a Print section with books and bookstores. It’s also a bit shorter, do hit reply and tell me what you think. ✕ MUJI’s design philosophy is emptiness, not minimalism Ku is not a poverty or absence of ideas […]

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Sentiers No.13 — Harassment, green communism, net neutrality, an ice apocalypse, and a ‘spaceship’

Apologies if you are getting this on (your) Monday, I finished up this issue just before dinner on Sunday my time. Nothing much else to say in lieu of intro except that my new favorite expression is Irony poisoning. ✕ Rebecca Traister on #MeToo, female rage, and Anita Hill’s legacy (Audio) Very, very highly recommended. You’ll be thinking […]

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Sentiers No.12 — China and aliens, new institutes, Amazon, and destroying all the things

I held a lunch & learn last week on the topic of Personal Knowledge Mastery (PKM), based in part on Harold Jarche’s Seek, Sense, Share framework. Preparing the slides (with Deckset, you should check it out) made me realize that, other than this here newsletter I recently started, the Sense(making) and Sharing parts of my habits were […]

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