I'm way late to the Paul Graham bandwagon, of course—got a lump in my throat when I saw Swartz referenced on the RSS feed 😞—but his latest essay is great; it's sent me of in all sorts of directions!

1) A great chat in , on Matrix, re Footnote #2;
2) Back to Deep Work by Newport, and how Bell Labs was physically designed for serendipitous collaboration (also referenced at:;
3) Another thread in the 'Open source is hard' tapestry; and
4) What's lost, .

Ha ha. fedi version of forgetting the attachment. 🤦‍♂️

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