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Okay. Interesting point from Patrick Rhone.

Counterpoints:
1. Analyze Obamagate without being divisive
2. Analyze Stay at Home without being divisive
3. Analyze the importance of the USPS without being divisive
....
n. Analyze any hot button issue in our national discourse without being divisive

Patrick Rhone

If you love something digital — writing, journalling, a blog post, anything — and you want to preserve it for hundreds of years, you’ll print it on paper.
Nothing digital lasts. In fact, it has a proven track record of not lasting.

This is just masturbatory projection. I dislike this type of blanket statement of fact.

Paper doesn't last for hundreds of years if it's not cared for.
Who is going to care for your Hobonichi journal once you're gone?
Who is going to preserve the blog post you copied to 60 gsm paper and meticulously calligraphied to look like an old time bible Okay if it looks good enough some one might preserve this

The idea that you have to save and preserve your ramblings and thoughts and tasks and goals and whatever you use your notebook or blog for is just ... well, pedestrian. Your thoughts on productivity, what Apple should release, how Google is horrible, or whatever your writing about will most likely not impact anyone in 10, 20, or 100 years. No matter what format you use.

It's not like we're all looking to some random Roman baker for ideas on how to live our lives now. What ideas are we stealing from The Enlightenment? Not Sherry's recipe for crow pie. It is a select few who get to echo through the ages and let's face it, you're blog about Apple probably isn't going to resonate with anyone soon.

But, hey, I could be wrong and your blog about minimalism is the one that people find in a future that has no idea about Stoicism or the ancient human cultures that birthed the philosophy and you become the new Marcus Aurelius.
Do you care?
You won't be there to see it.
You won't be there to direct it.
You won't be there to shape it.

No, my friends, seek not to preserve your writing for generations to come. Write for yourself and if it gets saved then count it a blessing. But, do not fret about trying to preserve your words. Do not think that you have to preserve your words.

Alex Svanevik writes on Medium about switching away from Evernote which starts off with this summary

As a consumer, I would much rather support a product that continues to innovate and impress customers rather than one that has become complacent.

I disagree with this thinking. I like to try out new and interesting apps and services, but I would much rather rely on apps that have a history of being solid and reliable rather than the new hotness that people are gushing over.

I disagree that taking the time to focus on stability rather than introducing new features makes a product that is complacent.

I am fully aware that Evernote has had issues with communication of features and pricing and marketing. I am not here to say that everyone should be using Evernote because their product is better than anything else that you can find. I am simply saying that just because another product introduces features doesn't mean that the product you are leaving is complacent.

And then there is always the possibility that Evernote will collapse and Notion will be the nest default note storing app that we have to use. Who knows, that's the nature of business.

Despite it's flaws, I am happy with how Evernote works. I do not feel the need to switch just because there is some other product that has "better" features.



From Kevin Drum's Mother Jones article We Are All Socialist Democrats Now

American liberalism is simply moving once again in the direction of Europe .This is something that conservatives have been accusing us of for decades, mostly because it’s true.

I love that the entirety of conservativism thinks that the way Europe does things is so horrible we should never emulate them even though the countires with the highest living standards are located there.

The idea that healthcare, an education, and housing are basic human rights and should be available to every person isn't a radical idea. I'm sorry but, it's not. I have a hard time understanding the arguements against these things.

+"If you can't afford a doctor then you should die."
*This s not an arguement that I am willing to consed is a valid arguement about the cost of healthcare in the United States.

+"If you can't afford $100,000 education then you shouldn't be able to learn skills that will increase your hiring potential."
*This is also an arguement I have a hard time understanding. Especially in a Free Market enviroment where an education will increase a person's value to a company.

+"You are too poor to have a dwelling."
*This is just plain stupid. Security is one of the most basic things people need and a dwelling is part of that security. The idea that if you can't afford it you should not be able to have it is violence.

I am not sure about homelessness but, I am pretty sure that most European countries have universal healthcare and access to higher education for their citizens. The fact that we are fighting about these things in America shows that the divide between people in this country is a large space to bridge. How do you try to tell someone that money shouldn't be the thing life is valued on when money is the thing they use to value their lives?