Big World, tiny window

Phone seaside view

I want to know what’s going on. I want to see what’s out there. I want to make best use of the next 20 minutes of my lunch break.

There is a big world out there and while everything is now connected and in ‘easy reach’ you have to know not only what you want to find but also where, and how, to look.

Your phone really isn’t fit for the purpose of viewing the world. Physically small it’s hard to assimilate information at a glance when a glance will only give you 1 paragraph of text to read (followed by the obligatory banner advert).

You not only have a small window, it’s also all too easy to fall into the trap of pointing it repeatedly in the same direction. Whether Facebook, Google or BBC News all you can see is what is trending or has been curated to hit either mass appeal or worse, explicitly for you based on your previous activity assuming you are happy in your own echo chamber.

Discovery is hard when it requires continual breaking of habits.

So what to do? Where to go? And how to travel?
I’m trying to work that one out. In itself it is a personal voyage of discovery. I’ll report back when I reach a new shore.

Maybe (but not likely) Tomorrow


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