Cal Newport on tool selection

The Any-Benefit Approach to Network Tool Selection: You’re justified in using a network tool if you can identify any possible benefit to its use, or anything you might possibly miss out on if you don’t use it.

Cal Newport, “Deep Work”

Edward Snowden on Web 1.0

Whatever Web 1.0 might’ve lacked in user-friendliness and design sensibility, it more than made up for by its fostering of experimentation and originality of expression, and by its emphasis on the creative primacy of the individual.

Edward Snowden, “Permanent Record”

Jane Kenyon’s advice for writers

Be a good steward of your gifts. Protect your time. Feed your inner life. Avoid too much noise. Read good books, have good sentences in your ears. Be by yourself as often as you can. Walk. Take the phone off the hook. Work regular hours.

Jane Kenyon, “A Hundred White Daffodils”

Two photography quotes

These quotes resonated with me recently, especially the second one, from Alan Burles.

One must work hard to smuggle anything into a photograph other than record keeping.

Erwin Blumenfeld

Unless we are having lots of life moments, how can we have any photography moments?

Alan Burles