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What I’m Reading / Watching / Playing (I)

Game – Hollow Knight Behind a cuddly exterior is a though-as—nails action-exploration game. The enemies are many and challenging, and the dungeons extend deep into the earth with very few resting points. This is a modern (and beautiful) game that respects the adult player’s limited time, while offering a challenge that brings one back to […]

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The First Law of Marketing

Today, as I was walking along the bay that bathes the town where I live, I found myself pondering the land’s viability if faced with rising seas as a consequence of global warming. (As one does.) Since the bay is surrounded by relatively high mountains, it seems to me that a dam on the strait […]

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Philosophy

Without the Effort

Today, I logged into Evernote, something I do not do often. In fact, I only went there because I was drawing a blank on a topic to write about today, and I thought that seeing old notes would inspire me. I didn’t have to go very far, because within seconds I was faced with their […]

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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 […]