[Society] The Premium Mediocre Life of Maya Millennial – Venkatesh Rao

August 17, 2017 By Venkatesh Rao, editor-in-chief of Ribbonfarm.

A really perspicacious analysis of the new digital economy, exploring the significance of ‘premium mediocre’ products like smashed avocado on toast, or a premium subscription to Spotify, in the context of millennials growing into the precarious middle class.

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[Memory] Why We Forget Most of the Books We Read – Julie Beck

In the internet age, recall memory—the ability to spontaneously call information up in your mind—has become less necessary… what’s called recognition memory is more important. “So long as you know where that information is at and how to access it, then you don’t really need to recall it,” [Horvath] says.

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