- Stop Googling. Let’s Talk. – NYTimes.com
Quote: "Studies of conversation both in the laboratory and in natural settings show that when two people are talking, the mere presence of a phone on a table between them or in the periphery of their vision changes both what they talk about and the degree of connection they feel. People keep the conversation on topics where they won’t mind being interrupted. They don’t feel as invested in each other. Even a silent phone disconnects us."
(categories: culture attention relationships focus time )
- The Illusion of Time — Startups, Wanderlust, and Life Hacking — Medium
Lots of great ideas around reducing the perception of waiting / slowness.
(categories: design psychology performance time )
- How we ended up with microservices.
More about how to manage organizational complexity at medium to large technology companies than about microservices in general, assuming I’m reading everything right.
(categories: architecture microservices engineering soundcloud bestpractice )
- Ten Techniques for Building Quick Rapport With Anyone
Added the book to my queue, seems like the whole thing could be summarized as "don’t look at your phone, focus all of your attention with all of your being on the person you’re having a conversation with".
(categories: conversation people interaction rapport management )