Letters with Austin #3, December 2023
Austin expresses his preference for refraining from online conversations if he doesn’t have something constructive to add, emphasizing the potential implications for employment. He discusses geopolitical developments and advocates for knowledge over impulsive action. Regarding his skills, Austin considers software/business consulting due to his ability to evaluate ideas. He clarifies his stance on the term “enthusiast” and describes his interests as broad but not deeply committed. Reflecting on the cease-and-desist experience, he acknowledges its role in leading him to platforms like Mastodon and Matrix. In his response, Jarrod shares his approach to online interactions and highlights the benefits of Micro.blog’s conversational focus. He appreciates Austin’s understanding of the term “enthusiast” and discusses how challenges, like the C&D from Facebook, can lead to positive outcomes. Jarrod concludes the pen pal exchange, expressing gratitude for the depth of conversation and wishing Austin the best in 2024.