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oluseyi
    @sbeebe More importantly, though, a social network is *people*. If people jump ship for some other place that seems active with vibrant discussion, they just carve out a niche there. @matigo @flashblu
    oluseyi
      @sbeebe And what happens when—not "if"—those projects experience some break and need maintenance? This has already happened, multiple times, most resulting in project abandonment. @matigo @flashblue
      oluseyi
        @cgiffard It took Leslie Jones' quitting Twitter and the specter of celebrities possibly abandoning the platform because of its abuse problem (especially given that Snapchat seems better suited to their brand management) for Twitter to get scared. Cynical.
        oluseyi
          @sbeebe It's a death sentence for the network. It's a passive aggressive, noncommittal breakup, if you will. It really shouldn't be lauded. @matigo is correct: even inconvenient but direct communication is better than silence. @flashblu
          oluseyi
            @jws It took me a while to find the context. I'm unconvinced by Apple's/Lattner's argument, but also unconvinced by the specific counterpoints that most developers seem to be raising. »shrug« The proof will be in the shipping code, I guess.
            oluseyi
              @duerig Fair. Personally, I don't think any field is safe, and @johngordon and I talked [twitter.com] about [twitter.com] how McKinsey is writing from a perspective with intentional blinders as to any risk to its own comforts. @clarkgoble
              oluseyi
                @duerig @clarkgoble @johngordon And if enough people become marginally employed, doesn't that begin to impact the demand side by reducing the availability of disposable income to drive esoteric product/service demand? Just trying to figure this out.
                oluseyi
                  @duerig @clarkgoble @johngordon I suppose the concern from those of us who see automation as a very real threat to work is that real employment seems to be falling, without recovery. Wages have been stagnant for decades. Where's the upside?
                  oluseyi
                    @duerig @clarkgoble @johngordon If, then, the demand for a labor category continues to fall as portions of the tasks are automated, and demand for the service continues to rise as it becomes more affordable to more people… where do we end up?
                    oluseyi
                      @clarkgoble Indeed, this is the problem: the premise is compelling, but the argument that follows it is execrable. He has another piece on BLM taking on "black-on-black violence," which just makes me roll my eyes and take him less seriously. @johngordon
                      oluseyi
                        @manton Interesting. What do you see these priorities as, and why is that a problem to you? Specifically, Swift classes remain composable, no? And composition beats the pants off inheritance, IMO.
                        oluseyi
                          @jws Yes to all of this! For as popular as "blogging" is, we don't seem, as a technical and literary culture, to have reexamined the fundamentals of the act of writing and publishing in our now-present digital context. Much food for thought!
                          jws
                            EvolvingPublication [martinfowler.com]: Use your feed to announce not just new articles, but updates and additions to existing ones, so as to build a single coherent resource at a point in time. Why don't more sites work like this? // @oluseyi
                            oluseyi
                              @0xmf Ouch! I got so used to making mocking jokes and stopped paying attention that I completely missed that. "I wonder what else I've missed…?!" :-P
                              oluseyi
                                @jeremycherfas I think the central tenets are addiction and entertainment. The present media landscape often reminds me of "The Family" from Fahrenheit 451… Also: Amusing Ourselves to Death. [static.highexistence.com] @whoisashygirl
                                oluseyi
                                  @clarkgoble @johngordon His article begins with an interesting premise, but then devolves into a mishmash of specious and unsubstantiated assertion. I don't know what I think about it, ultimately.
                                  oluseyi
                                    @jws It can be mesmerizing. The videos on YouTube can be a tad more aggravating because of the near-uniformly horrible choice of music and immature subject matter, but *still*! :-)
                                    oluseyi
                                      @jws Since, at that stage, I haven't made detailed strokes that are key to the final image, I have less hesitation about erasing and reworking large swaths of the image. I'm excited to find time to do more.
                                      oluseyi
                                        @jws Thanks! Yes, full-size iPad Pro. I found that watching "speedpaints" of other artists began to give me insights into ways to better work with volumes and solve problems with gesture and silhouette before I invest too much energy in rendering.