Remember when the internet was full of delightful things? It still is; it is merely hard to notice between the infowars. There are even people lovingly surfacing delightful things, with only the barest lightest touch of infowar. More of an info-slap, really. If I browsed things recreationally, I would consume the refined product the painstaking extracted by the following delight-miners:
Andy Baio’s Waxy.org
Hello, kith. My name is Maria Popova. I am a reader and writer, and I write about what I read here on Brain Pickings — my one-woman labor of love exploring what it means to live a decent, substantive, rewarding life. Founded in 2006 as a weekly email to seven friends, eventually brought online and now included in the Library of Congress permanent web archive, it is a record of my own becoming as a person — intellectually, creatively, spiritually, poetically — drawn from my extended marginalia on the search for meaning across literature, science, art, philosophy, and the various other tentacles of human thought and feeling.
Boing Boing, are they still good?
In actuality I do not have time for recreational hits of web infotainment, so this stands as a record for my friends who might enjoy some more wholesome breaks between porn and QAnon videos and instagram envy-scrolling and so on when they engage couch potato mode.