John Siracusa and Merlin Mann try to figure out exactly how they got this way.



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#187: Beauty Fades

July 22nd, 2022 · 91 minutes

John is discovering life with SwiftUI to be a bit of a drag.

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Links and Show Notes

Once John is ready, things kick off with a discussion of Merlin's increasing asymmetry.

Follow-up concerns pinned messages. Merlin thinks Marco still doesn't understand what a priority is, and John thinks skeuomorphism doesn't mean what it used to mean.

John graciously saves Merlin's sanity, and then your hosts express skepticism about the wisdom of offering subscriptions in premium automobiles.

As an extended mini-topic, you hosts talk about the recent FX show, The Bear. John points out that Merlin is still misquoting Billy Joel. But, so close.

(Recorded on Tuesday, July 12, 2022)


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