52: Shrimp Emoji
Long flights, models, emoji and the future.
Hello internet friends,
I actually quite enjoy flying. I like airports and I am fascinated by the machinery and logistics of the whole system. I don’t mind sitting in a tube with a whole lot of people, breathing recycled air and never feeling quite comfortable, because after all — hello! flying! — but even this might have its limits. And nowadays these limits are being closed to being reached — with the first few airlines pondering non-stop flights from Europe to Australia.
I happily use Tumblr without thinking too much — I look at a bunch of photos on my dashboard, reblog a bunch, like some, yay. Except for the fact that I am quite annoyed that they took away the comment feature, Tumblr is where I go for mindless but always positive time wasting.
This might be a sign of my age, though — because for young people, Tumblr is serious business.
I did mention her before, but since I see her face almost every day, here we go again, a new article about Ariane, the stock model who is everywhere. And apparently this is her Instagram account. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I had Chris Dixon’s What’s Next in Computing? sitting open in a tab all day and now that I scrolled over it — come on, lol, reading the whole thing? — I will recommend that you read through the article. After all, the future of computing is also very much the future of our lives.
And me personally? Maybe I’ll see how I can retire to some remote island and/or mountain, far away from all these things.
Let’s learn about the secret double meanings of emoji! And then have another coffee and a good week ahead.
This is an archived version of the email I sent to my internet friends on February 22nd, 2016. If you want to be my internet friend and receive these emails, you can do so on irregularity.co.
Originally published at irregularity.co.