Writing on The Pastry Box and my first post on ethics

Today is the day my first “thought” of the year is published on The Pastry Box. When Alex asked me if I wanted to be a part of The Pastry Box project, I leapt at the chance. There are some fantastic people who have contributed such interesting thoughts and ideas over there in the last couple of years, and looking at the lineup for this year, I’m sure that won’t be changing anytime soon. It’s very exciting to join in, and I really love the philosophy of consuming content in a way that works for you, and ensures the content’s longevity.


I had a great conversation about ethics in client work with Andy Clarke on the Unfinished Business podcast a few weeks ago. In a world where society is clearly struggling with so many issues (wealth/poverty divide, human rights, privacy, and so on) I wonder how I can make a difference, or prevent myself from being complicit in further problems.

In the run-up to my publishing date on The Pastry Box (it’ll likely be the 11th of each month) I was so worried about what I would write, and trying to come up with something interesting. Then I read this post by Cory Doctorow, and had some worrying conversations about other people’s attitude to privacy with Aral. Suddenly I found myself writing an incoherent stream of anger into my notebook. A long thoughtful walk with the dog later, and I finally had something that might be worth sharing.

Please let me know what you think, this means a lot to me.

screenshot of my post on The Pastry Box

Categorised under: Design Issues, Personal. Tagged with: client work, ethics, The Pastry Box, writing.