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Daniel Platt
Stories and essays exploring life, language, travel, business and creativity.
Created 29 Mar 2021
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  • Who's Your hero?
    16 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    My nephew is going through a superhero phase. He battles little figurines of Hulk and Ironman or he has them gang up to battle the ‘badies’, played unwittingly by the dogs. I’m not sure what goes into...
  • Living Outside the Law
    29 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 3 0
    I won’t say I became a stoner by default, but it seemed the most accessible of the high school peer groups. I like to think becoming a nerd or a jock were within my reach if only I had applied myself ...
  • Good Business Practice
    18 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    I was out with a few mates over the weekend having lunch. They’ve recently started a business and it has been gaining momentum. I found myself particularly interested in their changing experience of v...
  • The Power to Execute
    11 Nov 2021 • 8 min read • 2 0
    Mostly, I’m compelled to write about things I’d like to understand better. I care about telling broadly compelling stories but that’s just the creative constraint that helps me focus. I like moving be...
  • Going Viral
    28 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    At some point in high school, we read ‘1984’, and were introduced to Orwell’s idea of Newspeak. Newspeak was the simplified language used as a means of social control in the fictional totalitarian sup...
  • A Little Wild
    22 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    With charming regularity, our dog, a blue heeler/kelpie/some other stuff reminds me at his core he remains a savage. Our often timid and affectionate mutt we sometimes invite to sleep next to us loves...
  • Suffering Sufferage
    14 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    As you may know, voting is compulsory for people over 18 in Australia. I’m sure there are some democraphiles out there for whom enrolling to vote is exciting. At 18, I wasted no time getting my licens...
  • The Great Resignation
    07 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 4 1
    I keep coming across bold forecasts about what the media seems to be calling ‘The Great Resignation’. It’s supposedly been happening in Europe and the US and slowly, here in Australia. Depending on th...
  • Enter the Metaverse
    28 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 3 3
    The term “Metaverse” comes from a 1992 sci-fi novel called Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson. In Snow Crash, The Metaverse is a singular, adjacent reality; an immersive successor to the Internet where pla...
  • A Crisis of Meaning
    23 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    When you decide to start writing regularly and the algorithms get wind of it, there’s no shortage of content out there; advice, encouragement and long treatise on writing as powerful cure-all. For eve...
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