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The laptop feels funny now. It’s not as satisfying. 

Nobody’s mobile.

Like all laptops, it's a bit uncomfortable, which is normally fine, because I‘m on the go, and being mobile is number one.

But now, being in one place, the 12” Retina Macbook with the bad keyboard feels silly. Like, What am I doing? Why am I treating myself this way?

Perhaps personal performance would improve with a high performance machine. 

Perhaps.

Perhaps it’s time to live truly desktop first.

Everyone working all day from machines at home… wanting a little speed… more screen realestate… stepping up set design, curating the bookshelf.

Maybe you hold steady. Stay mobile-first. But develop a signature audiovisual videoconferencing aesthetic.

Wow I think you’re right. 

@donetodeath
@jamesellisnyc

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How Long Gone applepodcasts
In #025 @themjeans & @donetodeath are joined by author of Sleeveless: Fashion, Image, Media, New York 2011–2019, Natasha Stagg. They discuss copywriting, teen jobs, not paying rent, reply guy replies, cohabitating in a studio apartment, Chris attempts to sign Natasha to a 360 deal, and we discuss whether or not the COVID-19 virus was created by the government, plus The Real Housewives of New York and Beverly Hills (Mauricio is hot).

Goo Goo Dolls - "Big Machine” youtube
Second single from 2002’s Gutterflower.

RIP Little Richard nyt
Delving deeply into the wellsprings of gospel music and the blues, and screaming as if for his very life, he created something new, thrilling and dangerous. 20 of his most essential songs from Rolling Stone. 

Living Large (1993) vanityfair
RIP Andre Harrell. An old profile from when the founder of Uptown Entertainment was 32 years old. 

Object Lessons artforum
Hal Foster on the art of Donald Judd.

Could lockdown herald an exciting new chapter for the book trade? guardian
The pandemic has thrown publishing and booksellers into crisis – and left customers struggling to obtain books when they most want them. But some in the industry sense an opportunity to drag it into the 21st century

Some people are better at working from home than others bbc

Upstate Will Be First to Test New York’s Arts Appetite nyt
Under the governor’s reopening plan, theaters, museums and community art centers upstate will open well before city venues. Will visitors come?

FB creates 40-member independent Oversight Board oversightboard 
What to take down, what to leave up. Please don’t break up our company.

Contemporary Art Needs Big Gatherings and Gossip to Survive bloomberg
A closed network of fairs, gallery shows, and exhibitions has become so crucial to developing and exposing talent at the top of the contemporary art world that, when people can’t gather, the market grinds to a halt.

Fashion’s Digital Transformation: Now or never mckinsey 
Some apparel, fashion, and luxury companies won’t survive the current crisis; others will emerge better positioned for the future. Much will depend on their digital and analytics capabilities.

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