The Compatibility Trap

Posted on April 5, 2021

As the titans of big tech see it, the reticence to upgrade is nothing less than resistance to progress. But a willingness to upgrade does not benefit customers in the long run.

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Apart of a Community—Or a Part of It

Posted on April 12, 2021
Image: Woodcut from the 1969 Caedmon Records recording of the poetry of Walt Whitman read by Ed Begley.

Reading and interpreting poetry offers a unique way to cultivate ethical knowledge and therefore bears on collective, and not just individual, life.

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A New Guild System

Posted on April 20, 2021
Image: Logos for YouTube and Substack on a William Morris design; THR illustration.

What if the more successful political commentators on Substack, or music teachers on YouTube, or masters of the podcast interview, began to teach their craft to others?

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