Against “Feel Free To Take Some Time If You Need It” – Culture Study:

Productivity maintenance becomes a means to prove your fitness for the future, and, as such, your value as an employee: you have the skills, the fortitude, and the control over your immediate environment to work through the inevitable catastrophes and demands of the market. Whatever shit the world throws at you, the work endures. It’s not that you want to be a heartless robot; it’s that the market is hostile to those who aren’t, no matter what your manager assures you. The manager’s crisis refrain of “feel free to take some time, if you need it” is fundamentally a sorting question: are you someone who needs it or are you someone who can ignore that you do?

To every web-based app that offers different the ability to have different user profiles, I really, really, REALLY wish that if there is only one profile set up, you would not force me to go through the profile picker every single time I log in.

I really just don’t care anymore how interesting or compelling or important someone’s tweet-thread is. I’m not reading it. It’s not worth the effort to scroll through the endless garbage of replies and retweets to try to figure out the actual chain of what they are trying to say.

There are about a million different options out there for posting stuff that is longer than 280 characters. If people can’t be bothered to put their thoughts into some sort of structured, coherent format because that is too much work, or because it involves too much “friction,” then I am not going to bother to read what they have to say. It is a sign of disrespect for the reader.