A Thing on Think Pieces and Its Followup

Dan Hon wrote a piece (of what?) called “Something Is Happening; And It Might Change Everything

It’s pokes fun at a pervasive kind of internet pseudointellectual herald that often turns out to be, well, sound and fury, signifying nothing. There’s a serious side of it, that we can waste a lot of time getting caught up in artificial enthusiasm for a new thing, or in the piece, the idea that we can become smarter than everyone else by consuming the perfect information.

It’s kind of a cliche for this blog at this point, but what matters is your work. Not that it’s genius or ingeniously sourced, just that it’s deeply yours. Distraction is everywhere, useful information is rare.

The followup is called, “An Important Update to Yesterday’s Think Piece