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This page is just a collection of quotes that I liked, along with some of my thoughts around them.


...'enshittification,' to describe the way that platforms decay. We're all living through the enshittocene, a great enshittening, in which the services that matter to us, that we rely on, are turning into giant piles of shit.

- Cory Doctorow

When we are engrossed, it's easy to forget zoom out and think about how platforms have changed from the beginning to what they are now. Be mindful of the concept of platform decay. Consider intentions and reframe approaches to business objectives so that we can preserve the initial value delivered to users to the greatest extent possible.


This means I design for 'circumstances' or 'conditions' rather than making 'things'.

- Kenya Hara, White

I like this perspective when it comes to human centric design.


Sometimes, you have to go too far to find the right balance.

- My yoga teacher

I don't see this as balance, but rather the act of balancing which is a constant, intentional effort. There is no end, and even if things may seem easy on the surface, there is always effort to make constant micro-adjustments to maintain its state.


To be away from home and yet to feel oneself everywhere at home; to see the world, to be at the centre of the world, and yet to remain hidden from the world...

- Charles Baudelaire

I first came across the term 'flâneur' when I was in GSA and have always been fascinated with the concept. This quote resonated with me because it perfectly described my experiences, having lived in 13 cities, but unsure of where home is.


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