Steve Lord describes how he uses an Amiga home computer as his personal computing device. Using nonstandard hardware comes with challenges and compromises, but has some unique benefits (such as relative safety against on-device surveillance).
Gandalf Hudlow outlines the all-to-common anatomy of a failed software project because of pressure-by-date management. Not exactly a new observation, but well written and relatable to non software people.
Henrietta Burney describes colonial-era botanists setting up exotic gardens at their homes and introducing invasive species in the process
Felipe Cortex one day found himself without a working mouse on his laptop … and learned it’s a lot more productive to go mouseless.