Andy Matuschak (@andy_matuschak), joins Erik on this episode. He is a technologist, designer and researcher. They discuss:
- The key thread throughout his work and what he’s trying to accomplish.
- Why people read books despite remembering little of what they read.
- What books should look like and the features they should have in the digital age.
- Why spaced repetition is so powerful.- His requests for startups in the space.
• Add books written by black, brown, and indigenous people. Try to add at least one book from an author of color for every book written by a White person that you buy this year.
• Purge books that are racist or written by problematic authors. The goal isn’t to run away from alternative viewpoints or ideas with which we disagree, but these should not be the dominant voices in your library. There are some beloved works that are racist trash and belong in university libraries (where they can be studied for the trash that they are) and not in our personal collections.
• Don’t pigeonhole authors of color. Black, brown, and indigenous people can do more than talk about race...pick books from your favorite genre written by authors of color.
• Don’t hold authors of color to a higher standard. Not every book written by a black, brown, or indigenous author will automatically be great and that’s 100% okay. If you have mediocre or crappy books written by white authors, you can also have some mediocre books from people of color on your shelves, too.
Joel walks us through his 20+ year strong personal website, and digs into his frustrations with past versions, and how he's building the latest edition to generate both a website and a book.
Okay this is absolutely blowing up my timeline in the last 24 hrs so I'm gonna bite—— Brendan Schlagel (@schlagetown) December 15, 2019
*Now brainstorming: 100 opinions on books & reading*
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500 sheets of paper, books, playing cards, some pulp and other paper products vs. our 144 ton Hydraulic press on this experiment where we test which is the most dangerous paper of them all!
Do not try this at home!! or at any where else!!
A great look at our new feature for saving highlights from physical books— Readwise (@readwiseio) January 10, 2020
This is one of the coolest apps I've seen in a long time from @readwiseio— Farza (@FarzaTV) January 7, 2020
1. Take a picture of a page from a book.
2. Drag and drop markers to literally highlight the passage right on the picture and extract the quote.
3. Store the quote, take notes, attach it to the book. pic.twitter.com/Dzb2x6NQIa
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