Hi everyone. Well, I, this weekend I just had to kind of shut myself down a little bit. I mean, I actually went online both Saturday and Sunday. Sunday, it’s like, I started to think, what am I doing? What am I doing to myself? I’m going online every single day doing stuff. And I, I don’t think it’s good for me to do that. So I am seriously, seriously thinking of taking a break either on weekends or just one day of the weekend from all online activity. Seriously. I’m, I’m just really starting to think about that. Except maybe Duolingo. <Laugh> I like keeping up my, I know it’s an algorithm, but you know, I can’t help myself. Yeah. I’m addicted. That’s what happens. You become addicted to this stuff and it’s like, you have to do it or you feel like, oh, you know, I haven’t done something that I should. No, you don’t have to.
Ever get the feeling that there are so many apps and other sparkly thangs out there, that we’re being (almost deliberately) distracted to the point where no one is actually consuming what we create. Or we’re spending more time figuring out the latest social medium or life hack than we are creating our work.
BTW, I picked the above photo, because I couldn’t find a decent one for free that expressed the concept of antitrust law. Frankly, the creators of those laws (which date back to the late 19th century) could never have foreseen the manner in which commerce is conducted today.
And nowhere is the problem summed up better than in Lina Khan’s law review article on Amazon’s Antitrust Paradox. Khan, who has since been appointed head of the Federal Trade Commission, lays it all out very logically. But if you simply don’t want to read it, you should watch this video.
It pretty much says the same thing she did. (And I did. More than ten years ago.)
However, feel free to just ignore me. 🙂
Here are more of the lessons I’ve taken from reading Seth Godin’s blog.
Hi, everyone. I’ve been thinking about possibly doing more interviews on this channel with people who can help writers and other creatives with their work. And I’ve already interviewed one attorney about an aspect of law that I thought might be interesting to writers. Particularly, crime writers.