We have become very intimate with our devices. We spend all day with them, working and communicating and entertaining ourselves.We take them everywhere: to work, on vacation, to bed. We trust them with our secrets. We demand their services at all hours and get upset with technical limitations. We are unable to leave them alone.
The Wayward Path has no map, only the conviction that following it is its own reward. Its virtues are Self-Reliance, Flexibility, Creativity, Cooperation and Iteration. Its process is imagination, practical breakdown, iterative progress and then a return to imagination.
Flow describes the act of engaging in intensely focused activity simply for its own sake, and occurs at the point where the challenge meets or slightly exceeds your skill level. “Flow magic” is the intentional induction of this state. Hold on to your butts.