You’ve reached the website of Lawrence Salberg.
Your choices are to email him. Or not.
If you are his friend, you might have his phone number. Try that if you must. But must you?
If you know where he lives, knock on his door during daylight hours.
Or as previously mentioned, you can email him. Learn about email below.
Even if you don’t know Lawrence’s email address, a mildly clever person might deduce it. Are you mildly clever?
Email is amazing.
You can send lots of text in a single email.
You can also share other things: photos, files, links to things on the internet that you think Lawrence will like.
Things Email Can’t Do
By sending Lawrence an email, you do not sign up to forever see his ‘feed’. You will not be made aware of his meals, or the photos of those meals. You will not get ‘notifications’ about his life.
Email does not let you automatically share your relationship with Lawrence with 500 other people. Only you and he will know about your email communications. You will not be able to easily influence thousands of people by making pithy remarks in your emails to Lawrence. Depending on your life goals, your time may not be well spent by emailing Lawrence.
If you use a paid email provider, like Fastmail, you also can not use your or Lawrence’s emails to you to be aware of products and services that companies might try and sell you by scanning words in your communication. If you must have this ‘feature’, try Gmail.
You will not be able to see if Lawrence ‘liked’ your message to him. He also can not see if you ‘liked’ his message to you. If you must share that sentiment, you will have to write a new email.
Likewise, you will not be able to see when, or if, Lawrence even read your email. Even if you try to use tracking images with certain email services, Lawrence uses a setting that prevents images from auto-loading, and he is unlikely to turn that on for you. This also means that Lawrence can not see when, or if, you read his message to you. The only way to know for sure is to reply to an email.
I want to follow Lawrence Salberg on the internet. How do I do that?
Social media is for companies to sell you things, disturb your peace with notifications, allow governments to track you (and maybe one day detain you), and for children. And for those who previously used AOL. You can follow Lawrence Salberg in person, but it will cost you time and gas, and result in a lot of boredom.
Where do I leave a comment? I have thoughts about this webpage and want to let other visitors know my thoughts.
This page is full. Use the slim amount of space left on the internet to make your own webpage and write your thoughts there. Sadly, other visitors to this page will not see your thoughts, so it’s like checking out a library book where you you don’t know the thoughts of the people who read it before you. It’s rough, but apparently it works for third-graders on up, so maybe it’ll work for you. You can try to learn about making your own webpage here.
All remaining frequently asked questions are answered here.
Some Cool Links
Click on one of these links to leave this website.
- Defintions of Web-related terms: The best thing on Mozilla’s Developer Network.
- Fastmail: Get some real email. Please. Else, this.
- This is a webpage: It’s just words and not much else.
- The Plain Text Definition: Like the U.S. Consitution, you should read this and try to understand it.
- The Plain Text Project: Everything you need to know about text. Except the link above, which you should read and try to understand.
- Plaintext Productivity: The first site that made me think about why I wasted a decade playing with a mouse and suffering through 100+ graphical user interfaces to try and be productive.
- iA Writer: The best way to write text on a Mac. If you don’t have a Mac, try this.
- Just Use Spreadsheets: Imaginary site I think should exist to encourage people to just use spreadsheets and stop signing up for apps for every tiny SaaS app under the sun. If you build this site, please email me so I can point the link to your cool site.
- Why You Should Stop Reading News: Self-explanatory.
- I Hate the News: By Aaron Swartz. Aaron committed suicide after being charged with federal crimes for trying to make important information free. This essay from October 2006 impacted me.
- Disconnect: A short read by the founder of CD Baby