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Darron Davis

26 days ago

our ideology of radical individualism works against any thought of collective responsibility

A Heritage of Evil

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Darron Davis

34 days ago

“I tell people all the time, Austin is white people’s Atlanta. It’s where a white person can come and fit right in and go anywhere and see themselves.”

In liberal Austin, protests unleash violence — then an identity crisis

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Darron Davis

37 days ago

Lawrence D. Bobo examines police killings of black men

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Darron Davis

157 days ago

“on est bien, là” – we are good, here.

Why the French Don’t Show Excitement

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Darron Davis

159 days ago

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Nighttime is when the garbage voice starts chattering. It says “burn it down.” Get rid of navigation. Life is short, garbage tastes good, be free tonight. Keep everything. Show nothing.

Redesign: The Raccoon King of Garbage Mountain

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Darron Davis

184 days ago

It’s the mischievousness of changing how you think by finding a new lens.

Frank Chimero on causing 'good trouble' and re-imagining the status quo to combat achievement culture

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Darron Davis

233 days ago

Design isn’t alone in its lack of quality content—the web, by and large, has become a dumping ground for garbage. Most design content has become poor quality, surface-level content marketing that does more damage than good, because it offers over-simplified, misinformed perspectives dressed up as guidance. One hardly gets the sensation of lived experience and professional acumen in the words. When the experienced don’t write, grifters step in, feign expertise, and sell it.

The Popeye Moment

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Darron Davis

291 days ago

We have to endure the discordance between imagination and fact. It is better to say, ‘I am suffering,’ than to say, ‘This landscape is ugly.

A Few Bullet Points on Design Criticism

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Darron Davis

291 days ago

The only significant differentiator is the camera on the phone, which is why it is relentlessly updated.

Frank Chimero · Tweenage Computing

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Darron Davis

311 days ago

we forget that it is also, at times, the greatest privilege for someone to look beyond our adult self in order to engage with — and forgive — the disappointed, furious, inarticulate child within.

Alain de Botton on Love, Vulnerability, and the Psychological Paradox of the Sulk

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Darron Davis

337 days ago

I’ve thought all of them are putting in an extreme amount of effort to avoid using a good old-fashioned bike.

One month with a Bird rental scooter: far worse than a bike

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Darron Davis

393 days ago

The companies have a few aesthetically pleasing and supposedly highly functional options, usually at mid-range prices. They’re selling nice things, but maybe more importantly, they’re selling a confidence in those things, and an ability to opt out of the stuff rat race.

There Is Too Much Stuff

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Darron Davis

393 days ago

by tapping into something powerful: the idea that we’re all fancy and special enough to have something made just for us.

The Future of Marketing Is Bespoke Everything

theatlantic.com

Darron Davis

417 days ago

What Tex-Mex suffers incessantly, in media, in casual conversation, in its relentless commodification to enrich corporations while family-run restaurants struggle to stay afloat, is a lack of love. Or, to get confrontational, a patronizing disrespect. It is stereotyped as cheap without even the backhanded compliment of fetishized authenticity.

The Myth of Authenticity Is Killing Tex-Mex

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Darron Davis

417 days ago

And the way we represent data visually should embrace imperfection and approximation.

Giorgia Lupi on Joining Pentagram, Data and Finding Inspiration Everywhere

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Darron Davis

423 days ago

A person might join a site to look at pictures of her nephew and five years later believe in a flat earth.

Anatomy of the Wife Guy

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Darron Davis

424 days ago

Variety is not freedom.

#FakeFreedom

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Darron Davis

450 days ago

What scares us is the thought of East Austin, and even Austin in general, losing its identity, or it’s soul. Therefore, our goal as business owners is to hopefully do our part in not only maintaining Austin’s unique identity and soul, but retaining our own.

Ensuring our legacy in East Austin

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Darron Davis

455 days ago

Silence is a resource,” it said. It could be marketed just like clean water or wild mushrooms. “In the future, people will be prepared to pay for the experience of silence.

This Is Your Brain on Silence

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Darron Davis

461 days ago

The fact that you never know who a hashtag is going to hook makes it something more than a way to interact with brands — a hashtag is a seance, mediating the space between constructed identities. It’s a way of reaching out, in hope and longing, into the ether.

Drink Seltzer, Live Forever

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Darron Davis

475 days ago

For all of their oppositions, both Infinity and Nothing become identical, being the same shade of deep and beautiful black, so that any differences between them are rendered moot.

Ten Ways to Look at the Color Black

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Darron Davis

478 days ago

it should feel like the thing you always wanted to say, but didn’t know how.

The Keys to a Great Rebrand: Advice From the Duo Who Revamped Chobani and Spotify

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Darron Davis

494 days ago

She knows she might be wrong. “It’s not like my opinions are the only ones anybody can ever have,” Sudduth, says, shrugging.

The Least Politically Prejudiced Place in America

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Darron Davis

494 days ago

The more righteous we get, the more mistakes we make.

The Least Politically Prejudiced Place in America

theatlantic.com

Darron Davis

505 days ago

the external world and its influences is inescapable and not straightforward to slough off, and nature and society shape us just as much as our own choices. And so authenticity must always be negotiated in complex interdependency with its opposite — that is, you were never really authentic in the first place.

The Age of Post-Authenticity and the Ironic Truths of Meme Culture

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Darron Davis

515 days ago

We have too much confidence in our beliefs, and overconfidence really is associated with a failure of imagination.

Daniel Kahneman

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Darron Davis

520 days ago

black hole in a bottle

World’s “Blackest Black” Paint is Even Darker and Available for Anyone to Own

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Darron Davis

522 days ago

Being on time is a sign of civility between two people.

Erik Spiekermann: No Free Pitches

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Darron Davis

525 days ago

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How do you get people to say, “I don’t know”? I don’t know.

An expert on human blind spots gives advice on how to think

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Darron Davis

528 days ago

What do we settle for, thirty years later? A seemingly endless series of drive-by shootings punctuated by the occasional lynch mob, conducted by anonymous people with the depth of barroom philosophers and the attention span of fruit flies. 

Graphic Design Criticism as a Spectator Sport

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Darron Davis

529 days ago

People who value their time are more likely to pursue careers that they love.

Time for Happiness

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Darron Davis

534 days ago

The capitalist interlopers that Sante says are the death knell of any scene are always already there.

Who gentrifies the gentrifiers?

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Darron Davis

536 days ago

it’s important to remember that these days the social media tail wags the mainstream media dog

How We Destroy Lives Today

nytimes.com

Darron Davis

537 days ago

These algorithms are weird and undefeatable.

Earl Sweatshirt Does Not Exist

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Darron Davis

538 days ago

chronic apologizing can actually be a smoke signal for self-involvement.

There Are Two Kinds of People in This World: “Sorry” People and “Thank You” People

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Darron Davis

540 days ago

“Thank you, and I love you, and enough.”

What People Actually Say Before They Die

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Darron Davis

550 days ago

Famously, Google’s only two “Level 11” engineers (on a scale of 1 to 10) code by sitting next to one another, staring at the same screen and working on a single keyboard.

Where You Should Move to Make the Most Money: America’s Superstar Cities

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Darron Davis

554 days ago

Pleasurable product can never be really useful without great usability, but usable product can be alright, even if they’re not very pleasurable.

Surface delight won’t help you build better products

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Darron Davis

556 days ago

Blue-collar customers were always my favorite. They don’t treat you like a servant. They don’t tell you, “We like the help to use the side door.” They don’t assume you’re an idiot just because you wear a name tag to work and your hands are calloused. The books on their shelves aren’t bound in leather. But the spines are cracked. Most of them, when you turn on the TV, it’s not set to Fox. They’re the only customers who tip.

I Was A Cable Guy. I Saw The Worst Of America.

huffpost.com

Darron Davis

559 days ago

Another commonality of the zealot then and now: humorlessness.

America’s New Religions

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Darron Davis

561 days ago

Being from most states is just part of your bio; being from Texas is a lifelong commitment.

H-E-B Forever

eater.com

Darron Davis

565 days ago

And because we are Americans, we have a preternatural tendency to dig our way out of that unhappiness with stuff.

I used all the best stuff for a week and it nearly broke me

vox.com

Darron Davis

577 days ago

I think sometimes we think too much in terms of the battle for truth—the old kind of idea that free speech is all about figuring out what the objective, Platonic form of the truth is. And if you frame it that way, you’re bound to be disappointed. But if you frame it in a much humbler and simpler way, as an ongoing effort to understand the world in which you actually live, that changes the answer to the question of, should you listen to someone who’s highly influential in a movement that you may really, really dislike? Of course, if you want to know what the world actually looks like.

The Coddling of the American Mind ‘Is Speeding Up’

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Darron Davis

577 days ago

Teaching people to react to words as if they were weapons is teaching them to fetishize their damage—or even to create new damage.

Take It from Someone Who Has Suffered Real Physical Abuse: Words Aren’t Violence

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Darron Davis

590 days ago

The new populist politics is a scam and a lie that exploits anger and fear to gain power. It has no care for the people it supposedly champions and no respect for them. It will deliver nothing—not only because its leaders are almost invariably crooks (although they are), but because they have no plans and no plans to make plans.

The Real Lesson of My Debate With Steve Bannon

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Darron Davis

601 days ago

She had seen hundreds of stories on Facebook about the threat of sharia, and this confirmed much of what she already believed. It was probably true, she thought. It was true enough.

‘Nothing on this page is real’: How lies become truth in online America

washingtonpost.com

Darron Davis

606 days ago

“It’s not about who has the best policy or the best story,’’ Mr. Rutherford said. “It’s about who can sell the best story.”

Democrats Have Two Paths for 2020: Daring or Defensive. Can They Settle on Either?

nytimes.com

Darron Davis

618 days ago

This seems to occur in part because we see opposing facts as undermining our sense of identity.

What Are We Like? 10 Psychology Findings That Reveal The Worst Of Human Nature

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Darron Davis

620 days ago

Their stories will most likely include a mix of a few deep cuts and hundreds or thousands of paper cuts.

Room 250

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Darron Davis

620 days ago

“News anchors looking into camera and reading a script handed down by a corporate overlord, words meant to obscure the truth not elucidate it, isn’t journalism. It’s propaganda. It’s Orwellian. A slippery slope to how despots wrest power, silence dissent, and oppress the masses.”

The Growth of Sinclair’s Conservative Media Empire

newyorker.com

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