🖋 Electronic letters.
Whether physical or digital, the receipt of a well written, intelligent, informative and personal message is always a treat. Especially when it comes from someone you know to be busy. It’s generosity at its best.
Here are 3 electronic letters that I never regret receiving and never delete. These messages I would not classify as email, they are far too good for that they are well crafted electronic letters.
You can enjoy them as well (links attached).
If you care about democracy, if you work in and around social media (and let’s be honest everyone does) then you will benefit from subscribing to Casey’s newsletter. He’s a genuine truth detective.
Ben or Benadict worked previously for the infamous Andreessen Horowitz
in vacuous San Francisco but recently relocated back to the UK. He has been writing a weekly Sunday newsletter (much more regularly than myself) for 7 years. His newsletter covers the topics he’s been pondering and discussing that week. (He ponders and talks a lot and at a level, that’s awe-inspiring to us lesser mortals.)
In my last newsletter, I touched upon the notion of the dark forest. I discovered this concept via Yancey Strickler. Throughout the last few weeks I’ve become quite attached to Yancey and his musings, most recently I discovered Project Wren
through him - which has become my go-to carbon-confession booth.
There is a theory that podcasts have grown in popularity because they fit into our busy lives. I believe that we love them because they seem truthful, they consist of dialogue and debate and no matter how ‘connected’ we are, we long to be with other people. Audio is simply 'closer’ than social.
1 - The Escape artist. A fantastic audio series about British artist Arthur Cravan. Intense. Bizarre but different.
2 - The Sun King. David Dimbleby tells the story of Rupert Murdoch. This is on a par with the Mysterious Mr.Epstein!
3 - Tilda Swinton X Boon Joon Ho discussing parasite. Part of the Curzon cinema podcast.
That’s it for this week. If you like the newsletter please rate it, tell your friends-subscribe-giveme5stars-send-me-your-money-your-first-new-born child…..
All the best
*SNAFU (Situation normal all fucked up) - the description for life and society as we know it. Better than FUBAR.