Of course one also needs to think about reach and distribution as well. His notebooks have much more reach and distribution now than they ever did in his own lifetime. Where’s the balance? Blogging about it, syndicating to social media, and then printing paper copies in annual increments?
How many times have I thought this myself?
My bullet journal has to be the most spartan and utilitarian book of lists ever created.
Some of this is already afoot within the IndieWeb community with new protocols like Webmention, Micropub, WebSub, and Microsub. Journalists should know about this page on their wiki.
I love his use of the word “ephemera” in relation to social media, particularly as he references his podcast about ancient history.
The numbers and rosy picture here aren’t quite as nice as other—more detailed—reporting in the Economist recently would lead us to believe.
In some sense I do appreciate the sophistication of Bill Gates’ science communication here though as I suspect that far more Westerners are his audience and a much larger proportion of them are uninformed anti-vaxxers who might latch onto the idea of vaccine-derived polio cases as further evidence for their worldview of not vaccinating their own children and thereby increasing heath risk in the United States.
Governments owning citizens’ data directly?? Why not have the government empower citizens to own their own data?
True of almost everything in life.
This sort of research should make it easier to find and stamp out from the social media side of things. We need regulations to actually make it happen however.
Unpresidented is a great word for the Trump administration. Reminds me a bit of Jonathan Last’s recent use of the phrase “Vaporware Presidency”.
Trenchant is such a good word that we don’t see very often. I’m both happy and sad at its use here.