Helping to clear my in-laws plot of land They just bought. I wish i was this type of person more but today I took a vote for it.

Twsbi eco fine nib. I like this much more than my fine Lamy safari. Currently using some standard lamy black ink but I have something nicer on the way…

Quick thought on Samsung’s foldable phone

The proportions seemed wrong to me at first, tablets and phones are bigger. But then I realised that phones are really filling the role a tablet would be better suited to for many and so tablets have to be bigger to be distinct. The fact that it’s 7” also means most android apps will probably be okay as well. They are, after all, designed for big phones and 7” is a big phone now (somehow). From a business point of view, it looks like a pretty good move for Samsung but maybe not for Apple. A way to justify more money from the same people (most Samsung phone owners don’t buy Samsung tablets but this phone costs more than both a Samsung tablet and a Samsung phone). For Apple, it might just be moving money from one to another. At the same time, It could well give people a reasons to upgrade if they held off.

My biggest criticism of the idea is “is one device really better than two?” I’ve long wondered if we’d see the phone plugged into a desktop replace the desktop computer. At first it seemed the power was lacking, then the software, but now it seems like we’re basically there and people prefer having separate devices. Why wouldn’t the same be true here. Having said that, I’m sure that a pocketable 7” tablet would prove popular for commuters. I often don’t take out my iPad Pro 10.5 as I don’t want to fiddle around in my bag.

I’ll be really interested to see if this idea does stick.

I deactivated my account. I’m wondering If I’ll find an app that I have a Facebook log in for that will suddenly not work but I can cross that bridge if it comes.

My idea for an advert may be in Time Square soon. Feeling pretty amazing right now.

The Process of Reading Is More Important Than Finishing

I have to keep myself in check against the desire to focus on the result of “having read” rather than the process reading. It feels good to get to the end of a book and know that you’ve gained some value from it, but by focusing on the end result, it actually harms the end result. Let me give you an example.

Yesterday, I was reading through the Bullet Journal Method again (I wanted to read something different and this fit). I came to a section with a useful exercise, writing what’s on your mind. “Almost” like GTD where you should get everything out of your head. Now I could have read this and carried on reading but instead I stopped and did the activity.

Now that’s an activity, but there are other reasons to stop. As I read Atomic Habits, I frequently stopped and questioned “How could I apply this to my life?”

I want to make sure that when I read, I do not just go into a trance but take in the information. That reading leads to learning and inspiration not filling time.

I try to focus on the process of reading so that I can benefit the most from each book.

But it feels good to finish a book.

With all the turn against Facebook and Cal Newport’s new book Digital Minimalism, I think that this would be a great time for @patrickrhone to resurrect the “Enough” podcast. Maybe just a short series of 5-10 episodes under a different name.