To 2023 and Beyond
Thanks for providing regular inspiration and opportunities to more deeply think about things Packy. Happy holidays to you and your family.
“Albert Einstein said that “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world,” but with all due respect, compound interest just happens. It’s contracts and math. The curves above are the real eighth wonder. Somehow, over the years, the invisibly-directed efforts of a bunch of people, each contributing their unique and varied skills, somehow, wondrously, resulted in smooth, exponential curves.”
Very well said.
Thanks for writing notboring.
It's an important part of positive flicker in the hurricanes of doom and gloom across the planet.
Enjoy the holidays
Long time reader and first time commenter. Just wanted to say that I love your lists of 30 here and it defines the emotions and actions I personally go through. The biggest difference in my personal philosophy is simplicity and restrictions of format. Because I already have a formula and template of Listicle style writing, I can just think about the ideas and put aside the formatting. Thanks again for all the great pieces!
(for lists of 30: https://www.listsof30.com/)
BTW. For those interested I recommend the book "The Opposable Mind". It is a useful handbook for blank page thinking, especially when what in front of you is not obviously a blank page.
LOL. We need a blank page club. Personally, I think of staring down blank pages as a true pro-fession. Ya think it would get easier, but messiness and self doubt are just part of the mix.
Thanks for writing this. Never felt so excited about staring at a blank page!
Fascinating how you mentioned the transistor and energy costs as macro trends. I recently (<24 hours ago) mentioned both in my article, too!
I love this wrap up so much. Thank you for providing perspective to help me reframe and recalibrate. 2023 is going to be the year I try again, with a blank page!
I can speak only for myself, but I think 2022 has been a good year for Not Boring.
Enjoy the holiday season with the Mayan Civilization.
Hey Packy, amusing post. But crypto is getting boring in 2023. I wish I had the problem of having anxiety over blank pages, my problem is I'm into the emerging tech news cycle, and there's too much happening to capture. I have the opposite issue I guess.
We wish we were as optimistic about solar PV. We're pretty sure the steep price decline isn't sustainable and ultimately doesn't follow Moore's Law very well.
And we wish we knew less about the supply chain (China), how it is predominantly powered (coal), and the source of some/much of the labor (Uyghurs).
We're concerned about the ability of wind/solar to underpin continued human prosperity, as we write in our latest piece "Sacrificing Humanity on the Green Altar?"