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Tedium Shorties

They're too short for 3,000-word stories, but too interesting to not write about at all. Meet Tedium’s shorties—the latest quick hits of news and weirdness from Tedium.

Values Were Lost

Values Were Lost 🤑: Can you imagine the same internet that was once sold as a noncommercial utopia produced something as crassly commercial as the non-fungible token? Neither can I. (via MidRange)

Low Tides

Low Tides: Why did Tidal, a service that tried to do right by both users and artists, become a third-tier music service? Maybe mass audiences don’t really care about quality. (via MidRange)

Lessons From a Cleaning

Lessons From a Cleaning: For no particular reason, I decided to spend a couple hours of my day cleaning my keyboard, inside and out. I actually found the process quite enlightening. (via MidRange)

Theodor Wasn’t Perfect

Theodor Wasn’t Perfect: Explaining the difference between proper historic contextualization and cancellation, Dr. Seuss style. (via MidRange)

Be A Digital Omnivore

Be A Digital Omnivore: It’s easy to stick with one phone or one interface, but by trying out other operating systems, browsers, or even types of smartphones, you get a better understanding of your exact needs. (via MidRange)

Big Red Annoyance

Big Red Annoyance: How a recent Tedium piece added an incredibly awful annoyance to my life: The Big Red jingle. Please, something else fill my head. (via MidRange)

Comeback Story

Comeback Story: Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, the lamented mobile operating system webOS expands into new markets in its modern-day home—on television sets the world over. (via MidRange)

Resource Hog No More?

Resource Hog No More?: Amid the latest flare-up of the Chrome RAM consumption debate, let’s wonder aloud if ARM processors could end this debate once and for all. (I think they can.) (via MidRange)

Framing Is Everything

Framing Is Everything 🖼: Thoughts on storytelling and historical framing from a pair of recent docuseries, one significantly better at its mission than the other. (via MidRange)

Mac & Rush

Mac & Rush: Pondering the strange feelings that emerge about a controversial figure—one who died just this week, and yes, that one—being into the same nerdy thing that you are. (via MidRange)