links for 2010-01-04

links for 2010-01-03

It’s 2010: Where are you writing and reading?

Over the past few years, I’ve noticed my personal patterns of writing and reading have changed significantly. Some of this has been in response to the changing technology of communication — the rise of social media, in particular. But some of it has also been about where I am in my life and my work.

Here’s a quick rundown of my own changes, and contributing reasons for them. I’d be curious to hear about other people’s personal media evolutions, too. Please share your own experiences in the comments below…

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links for 2010-01-02

  • Sacred cow syndrome: "Monogamy is an intrinsically fraught subject. If you and your partner go out for dinner and talk about monogamy, the conversation is likely to get quite difficult. And there's a reason for this. Monogamy seems to me peculiarly difficult to talk about in a way that, as it were, moves the story on or modifies our ideas about it. And this suggests to me that it's a very powerful, quasi-sacred idea."