This is a weekly newsletter associated with the Breaking Smart site, where I publish in-depth seasonal essay collections on technology and society. Season 1, published in 2015, was on software eating the world and is available in English, French, and German. Season 2 will hopefully be out before the heat death of the universe. There is also a Season 1 online workshop (about 8 hours of video content) available via Teachable.

This weekly newsletter features more off-the-cuff thoughts in tweetstorm, short essay, or notebook entry form. But it's primarily an excuse for me to practice my iPad+Pencil drawing skills, so make sure you set your email to 'display images'.

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You can also find my writings on other topics (and lots of other writers) on the blog I founded and edit, ribbonfarm, and my shitposting on twitter at @vgr. Stalkery types can find out more about my shady past on my main biography site,

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