Something about this question makes me a little sick.πŸ€” IMO if you follow the thread of this question to its origins, it’s often rooted in a sort of Procrustean cost-benefit analysis, stripped of imagination, exploration, joy, play. The world doesn’t *need* to exist, but it does
Replying to @patio11
You got me thinking now. β€œDoes the world need...” is itself a very loaded question, burdened with a tedious and anti-useful frame
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Replying to @visakanv @patio11
There are only two questions you need to ask 1. Does it spark joy? 2. Can you make the unit economics work?
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Figured out why it makes me sick: Doing things the world β€œdoes not need” is the only way to develop taste And the world IMO clearly is in dire need of good taste - it even rewards taste with $$$ We crush the caterpillars and complain there are so few butterflies
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Did the world need a pair of annoying hippie nerds hijacking infrastructure to make prank calls? Well that depends, does the world need iPhones?

Apr 4, 2019 Β· 3:40 AM UTC

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Replying to @visakanv
To me, school today is like medicine before people learned about germ theory and hand-washing. Creative souls die every day and most people shrug the way they must’ve when women and children used to die in childbirth. Leaves from the vine...
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Replying to @visakanv
Nothing has made public space more tedious than the iPhone.
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Replying to @visakanv
Doing the same thing today, which essentially was stealing hundreds or thousands of dollars of services, would result in an arrest, jail time, and a compromised future.
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You ever heard of John Draper?
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