Our fears associated with answering our questions stifle our desires to seek out answers. As children, we don’t have the same fears we do today. We’re not worried by what society will think. We’re not worried of being wrong - in fact we almost always are in the beginning. We’re not willing to settle. We just want to reach out and touch the flame.
This made me think of [[zen mind, beginner's mind]].
I was only able to spend fifteen minutes in [[powell's books]] but I loved every minute of it and it was enough to know it's amazing.
I think there are many great relationships to have with Powell's. Dropping in to get one thing you need. Running by to smell the book air to restore one's faith. Spending enough time browsing to merit paying rent. Pseudo lending library cycles. Etc.
[[email]] is decentralized but >90% of people use gmail/hotmail
How true is this if we consider business email? Or: even when businesses use Google business packages, they have the ability to pick up their namespace and leave. That seems pretty important to how email can be relied upon for interbusiness communication. And interbusiness communication is less Important, in a greater sense, than my mom and I sending each other friendly notes in between Proton and gmail -- but much more Infrastructurally Important.
Might also be interesting to get meta about why it is that we think first of individual consumer email when evaluating email's centralization.
I think [[dogsheep]] is cool -- a set of [[bridges]] and [[siphons]] with [[sqlite]] as "lingua franca" for data storage/querying? It could take us quite far :) [[promnesia]] and it could interop I guess.
I think I'm interested in trying to make it easier for people to get git repos and/or sqlite files with copies of their activity online, port them between tools/platforms/commons.
I also get the same vibe -- I wonder if it has to do with art nouveau being already "the next thing" which is in the air, and that being conflated with a vision of the future 20y in the future or so; it feeling like a natural reaction to modernism/high modernism due to the organic feel and the focus on details, which incidentally may become "unlocked" for scalable (sustainable?) mass production with the full advent of 3d printing.