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Mar 16, 2021Liked by Mehret Biruk

As a proud owner or the Remarkable 2, I can tell you it does wonders for me. If you write a lot I think it's a great investment.

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At around CAD$599, I’m still not convinced... yet. I’ll be honest though: their video introduction really got to me. It must be nice 😅

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Mar 17, 2021Liked by Mehret Biruk

I look at it as an investment, rather than buying decent notebooks I can buy one tablet and save the hassle. I can fill up a Moleskine/Baron Fig really quickly so it works out for me. It doesn't replace all paper (you'll pry my Hobonichi from my cold, dead fingers) but it has replaced a lot of my paper. LMMV though depending on how much you like to write.

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Good point! I love writing. I also like how it doubles as an e-reader. The design looks impeccable from their website too. It’s definitely an investment.

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I'm pretty sure the IG Mac app FLUME has been defunct for over a year. I loved it and used it regularly for years and then it went crickets. No updates, no support, no ability to post. Maybe check into it.

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Good catch! I just checked their website and no update in a year. I'll add a note to it.

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I've thought about this, trying to do social media with a "digital minimalist" mentality, and something I don't really understand is: why post without spending time interacting? To me, if you're out there spreading ideas, I understand that. But inherent in websites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, is the back and forth. At least that's how I see it. But of course, subjecting yourself to that back and forth is where you get hooked. So to simply post without any return engagement seems... Just something seems off.

I don't know—I just can't wrap my head around doing it this way. I've been happier being off these sites. Even Substack feels more productive, as it lines up with the idea of "Slow writing." We need more friction.

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I feel like digital minimalism needs to be unpacked. It's one of those things that sound good in theory, but real life application leaves much to be desired. It's too sterile and doesn't account for complexities in real life, I find. A really great philosophy for technology use but the 'and then' part is what? I deleted social media, then what? Etc.

I hope we're on the same page but it felt nice to add that. :)

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We are on the same page! I agree. It's why I'd never tell anyone they need to be a digital minimalist; rather, be mindful (and resistant) of technological advances and habits. Phrases like digital minimalism can be helpful if properly defined, but let's be honest: it's rare we do that *every* time. So that's a helpful critique, if I can be frank!

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