- A reminder that structure changes more slowly than look-and-feel.
- Google is redesigning Gmail so it works more like Slack. The result is a different conceptual model of the application.
- I’ve found remote brainstorming sessions to be less effective than in-person sessions, and I’m looking for ways to change that.
- “This is not going to be sustainable.” The shine is starting to come off remote work. (WSJ subscription required)
- A conversation about architecture and design in tech, via John Maeda.
- Alexis Lloyd on lessons from Jane Jacobs for creating more effective digital spaces.
- Six ways to think long-term by Roman Krznaric, whose book on the subject came out (in the U.K.) last week. (I’m looking forward to reading it in October, when it comes out in the U.S.)
- What I’m reading now: Bruce Mau’s latest, MC24. (I was turned on to the book by this interview.)
- A succinct explanation of the GPT-3 machine learning model.
- A fantastic interactive introduction to human network dynamics by Nicky Case. (h/t Patrick Newberry.)
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