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Work

Unserved

You will never see the post that was meant to be here today. It was written. And it was translated into another language. But it will never be published. In a restaurant, you may think the chef is taking too long. But what you do not see is that he made the dish, and tasted […]

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Marketing

Consumer Obligation

“Is this worthy of your time and money, of your attention?” This is a kind of artistic criticism  – or review, in the parlance of the internet – that one can seek. It is valuable: both time and money are limited resources. But the answer is different for each reader, for each viewer, because different […]

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Work

Form and Content

Animé and comic books are vast industries, but they are also niches. Watching animé (Japanese animation, for those wondering) is something for anime fans. Reading comics is a thing for comic book fans. But it would be absurd to say the same thing about watching movies. When someone goes to the movies, we don’t take […]

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Videogames

Preserving Works, or Preserving Memories?

I always go back and forth with my videogame friends when we talk about how to best preserve the videogames we enjoy. It is easy to relive the experience of reading a book, watching a movie, or enjoying a painting. In modern times it would take a cataclysm to lose access to these works. But […]

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Philosophy

What is the value of a moment?

What is useful is a subjective concept. It is possible to justify almost everything as useful in some manner. There are actions that are useful because they create value. For us, or for others. They result in tangible work. There are actions that don’t result in anything tangible. I once read about a man who […]