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  1. Jun 2020
    1. For the longest time, whenever I read the news, I’ve often felt the depressing sensation of lacking the background I need to understand the stories that seem truly important. Day after day would bring front pages with headlines trumpeting new developments out of city hall, and day after day I’d fruitlessly comb through the stories for an explanation of their relevance, history or import. Nut grafs seemed to provide only enough information for me to realize the story was out of my depth.
    1. Links can sidestep this debate by seamlessly offering context and depth. The journalist can break a complex story into a non-linear narrative, with links to important sub-stories and background. Readers who are already familiar with certain material, or simply not interested, can skip lightly over the story. Readers who want more can dive deeper at any point. That ability can open up new modes of storytelling unavailable in a linear, start-to-finish medium.

      storytelling: digital, not digitised

    1. I don’t want the product with the best content overall, I want the product that is going to serve me up the best content every single time, regardless of whether or not it was created in-house.

      discovery, aggregation, curation. narrator

  2. May 2020
    1. they’re a new media form, with different possibilities from either essays or code, and with striking opportunities to go much further

      we run with what we have

      that author of Cognitive Productivity, created some tagging systems "confined" by his tool at hand

      people using twitter threads to branch out thoughts e.g. visa, and https://twitter.com/PeterorjustP/status/1139267256263872518

      people got hooked on roam because it allows "graph thinking", linking concepts (#roamcult)

      people enjoy andy's evergreen notes because it stacks like a paper, intuitive

      people enjoy sketchnotes and sketch summaries for talks, books because it's not as linear, easy to absorb

      people absorb tutorial and demos in videos better than text (at least I do) -- effective. e.g. knovigator, worldbrain, roam...

      youtube / instructional vids / media helps internalisation of tacit knowledge more (that basketball whiz kid who got the footwork down from studying on youtube)

      people enjoying figma because the UX is the best so far. miro as well.