list of protocols supported
trans people will litearlly chant about solidarity and being anti carceral whilst harassing organisers at the same time its so fucking grim
reminder there is an #ISO standard for making a brew aka "British Standard Method for Preparation of a liquor of tea for use in sensory tests", it's pretty glorious http://www.gatsby.ucl.ac.uk/tea/tea_archive/attached_files/BS6008.pdf #tea
isn't this like saying you have the best fed city because it has the most food banks, lol https://www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/news/manchester-is-reported-as-most-digitally-inclusive-city/
What would it be like to design interfaces that took up _less_ of your attention and time, that foregrounded original content and thoughtful posting over quantity and memes, that let you discover new things in a thoughtful and less ad hoc way?
Imagining a #Mastodon client that was designed to be used once a day, or even once a week. How would it look?
I would imagine something more like a summary, showing which friends were online, what their most liked posts were, some kind of close friends feature to prioritise certain people, and maybe reposts in their own little area?
It's interesting to me how little innovation there is in interfaces and how much we're still uncritically copying the masters tools
"lads i would love to go out and kill some greeks but the coop bylaws say we need 300 minimum to form a legal militia, we really need those signitures or we can't go"
I feel like the core functionality has not changed at all in this time and yet the surrounding copy has gone from it feeling like a nice accessible tool for when you want a bit more than a spreadsheet but a bit less than an app, to just tech industry gobblydygook.
A bit of a shame tbh it's a great tool but I would not use it with the current homepage either.
Also great to have archive.org to even be able to know this! #airtable
2022: "Connect everything. Achieve anything. Accelerate work and unlock potential with powerful apps that connect your data, workflows and teams. This is how."
2023: "The fastest way to build apps. Transform your business with Airtable's next-gen app platform. Unmatched agility and efficiency."
Home page hero text for the same app (AirTable) over the years, feels like this says so much about the tech industry:
2020: "Create, your way. Part spreadsheet, part database, and entirely flexible, teams use Airtable to organize their work, their way."
2021: "One [workspace/platform/source of truth]. Endless solutions. Orchestrate powerful business solutions with a single source of truth. The only limit is your imagination."
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