This website is about keeping personal computing simple.
I use to be hooked to a plethora of mobile apps, clouds, SaaS, and a smartphone.
This was consuming too much of my time, attention, etc.
This was in 2017.
Since then, I got rid of my smartphone; I have been trying to figure how to do personal computing simply.
I have been documenting this transition on a log.
My motivation for starting this weblog is to steer the conversation away from the idea that ‘there is no alternative’, which is also what my full time work is about.
I do research, mostly drawing from philosophical works, to try to figure out concepts, or a framework, to critique digital technologies; ‘to critique’ meaning to sieve through to improve (not to blame or reject).
To give you an idea of what this is about: the underlying axiom of my work is the idea that usage of technologies is both, progress and regression, “good” and “bad”, etc., like drugs. Therefore, instead of adopting technologies unquestionably (or rejecting their adoption), there should be a space to discuss and raise questions about usage, adoption, implementation, etc.
My aim is to draw concepts, words, and ideas to make this conversation possible and help us discern between usage of technologies that fosters individuation1 and usage that undermines it, so we can take care of how we want to use technologies.
I plan to publish a book.
If you have questions, thoughts, or want to discuss the above feel free to email me at: yctct at yctct dot com
If you want to receive an email when the book is published, send an email to book at yctct dot com - I’ll reply when the book is out.
the process through which we (collectively) come to feel that we exist as individuals↩︎