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By Matt Birchler
I've been writing here since 2010! Back when personal blogs were all the rage. Kids, ask your parents.

Criticizing the Things You Love

Timothy Huneycutt on what it means to love something:

Contrary to popular belief, you can enjoy something and be critical of it – whether it’s a movie or a TV show or a video game or a piece of literature. As fans, we don’t have to divorce enjoyment and critical thinking.

I really enjoy Timothy's writing, and one of the things I love is that he has the somehow unusual capacity to love something while still recognizing its flaws. The internet rewards options that are 100% in one camp: you can either love something, or you tear it to pieces. You can love something while appreciating that it has flaws. "Love" does not equal "perfect". God knows, I have a lot of criticisms to say about the Apple Watch, something I love more than just about any gadget I've ever owned!

I'm looking forward to more to come from this blog.

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Hey there, I'm Matt!

I'm a UI/UX designer at NMI and I make videos over on A Better Computer, which I think you'll love.

Hey there, I'm Matt!

I'm a UI/UX designer at NMI and I make videos over on A Better Computer, which I think you'll love. You can also check out my side projects, Quick Reviews and Quick BIN Lookup.