You Are Not A Gadget by Jaron Lanier

March 15th, 2021 | Notes from Reading

pg. 21:
- Create a website that expresses something about who you are that won't fit into the template available to you on a social networking site.
- Post a video once in a while that took you one hundredtimes more time to create than it takes to view.
- Write a blog post that took weeks of reflection before you heard the inner voice that needed to come out.
- If you are twittering, innovate in order to find a way to describe your internal state instead of trivial external events, to avoid the creeping danger of believing that objectively described events define you, as they would define a machine.

pg. 60:
- I've also found that I can be drawn into ridiculous pissing matches online in ways that just wouldn't happen otherwise, and I've never noticed any benefit. There is never a lesson learned, or a catharsis of victory or defeat. If you win anonymously, no one knows, and if you lose, you just change your pseudonym and start over, without having modified your point of view one bit.