Some things I'm thinking about in connection to the hacker lockdown:
• digital gardens, Zettelkasten, learning in public
• Gemini protocol
• side projects in general (and individual projects that have grown a lot, like Serenity OS, in particular)
Maybe it's just me, but it seems that all these things took off since last year.
@jboy I feel mostly the opposite - that Zettelkasten etc. took off because people were trying to keep a hold on their productivity despite it slipping away, what side projects happened occurred mostly out of desperation to look away from the situation; a few grand things accomplished (the huge effort behind r00tfolds among them) but mostly spun wheels and trying to hold together, that mostly productivity was in the ground and is only starting to recover.
@feonixrift well put, and doesn't really run opposite to how I'm thinking about these things at all. I think new pursuits were part building human capital, part play, part coping mechanism.
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