Web Conversations With the Year 2000 →

A little too real.

Laura Hudson live-tweets her readthrough of Ready Player Two →

A hilarious thread from someone who hated the first book as much as I did. But what’s with the random, selective takedowns of pictures of her highlighted passages from the book? Who is the copyright holder in cases where it’s a photo of a book that only contains whole passages from other, better things?

Booting from a vinyl record – BOGIN, JR. →

Oh, your OS boots from a floppy disk? That’s cute too, I guess.

mom friend™ on Twitter: 'This thread is evidence of the way TikTok’s duet feature can result in the most hilarious and creative collaborations.' →

I know I’m not exactly the target market for this stuff, but I think TikTok is just about the last great thing on the internet right now.

Orthographic media →

Robin Sloan:

Browsing Twitter the other day, I once again found myself sucked into a far-off event that truly does not matter, and it occurred to me that social media is an orthographic camera.

This has been stuck in my brain since Robin mentioned it because I think he’s hit the nail right on the head. I look at my Twitter timeline and see jokes and breakfast updates and outrage given the same space and importance as world-changing news events. No wonder we’re all so exhausted.

An AI generated blog made it to the top of Hacker News →

My (least?) favourite part of this story is that some people noticed it might have been written by an AI because there was nothing substantial being said and it was pure regurgitation and these people got downvoted for being rude.

A perfect encapsulation of the Internet in 2020.

Alanis Morissette: Ablaze (TV Debut) - YouTube →

This is just adorable but it’s also is a great example of how hard is to be a parent and not let your parenting affect your day job.

Andy Samberg Makes Each Day Count With Thundercat and ‘Not Too Much’ Bourbon - The New York Times →

Andy Samberg recommends some things he’s been enjoying recently. His review of Portrait of a Lady on Fire is pretty spot-on.