March 8th, 2018 · 133 minutes
This week kicks off with a return to an old chestnut: Twitter. John doesn’t want too many things to check, and Merlin finds some therapy. The distinction of the “muffle” is highlighted.
This week’s mini-topic concerns the new Google Calendar UI. Merlin thinks there’s just too much clicking, and John would like some better information density. The influence of old Mac habits is explored, leading to a nostalgic visit to the bygone, halcyon days of using a Macintosh. The sad and downward history of TV interactions also comes up. John wonders why intertitles make typey noises, and Merlin has no problem identifying LONDON.
In an unintentional mini-topic, your hosts talk about kids going to camp and wonder about the unintended consequences, both positive and negative. Merlin thinks about everything as a project, and John has updates on Daisy, who is increasingly going rogue.
For something like a main topic, things turn to trying to talk to kids about…stuff. A Predestination-style thought experiment is considered.
(Recorded on Monday, February 26, 2018.)
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