@macgenie Thx Jean for the opportunity to be on micro Monday and battling through it with me. I had a great time even though I was nervous beforehand but you made it a very enjoyable and relaxed experience. have chatted for hours which I’m sure you would have appreciated! 😁 I rather like this microcasting business.. looking forward to hear more stories.
@martinfeld The thing that I love about it is the immediate ability to rectify ones mistakes. As a child I always remember being told not to make mistakes or words to that effect and the fear of marking the paper always outweighed the desire to create things. Obviously this doesn’t included doodling. But with the advent of the Apple Pencil suddenly we are only constrained by our minds. I also love the fact that I can “computer” write in a way I see it on paper.
@stickmandiaries You make such a great point about fearing mistakes. I love the Pencil but just don't quite have the artistic skill; perhaps this is a reason just to give it more of a go. I think the lack of pressure is what I loved about typing as a child on my family's first Power Macintosh; I would just write stories and gibberish with the delete key only a tap away. No need for a rubber or liquid paper!
@stickmandiaries Really great point you made about both likes and following being performance on those social networks. We often think about posting being performance so much of the time, but those others are just as bad (in addition to the ways they serve as gamification and emotional cudgels) 👍
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