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Dot Grid is a podcast by and for people who love technology of any era or level of timelessness. People who love sharpening pencils and writing HTML, who take notes on an iPad or a legal pad. We explore topics that involve both analog and digital — productivity, creativity, travel, journaling and more. Join us!

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    Episode 20: BombCyclone.men

    2017 is finally over, and Will and Andy are talking about new year resolutions for 2018. Specifically, the mechanics of them: how do you set resolutions? How do you keep track of them? How well do you keep them? That, plus lots of chatting about paperback books and “portable word processors” from the early 2000s. Plus, why is there a “.men” TLD but not a “.women”?

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    Episode 18: There is a Fire in Bedroom Two

    Today, after a long talk about video games and, er, internet coming-of-age stories, Will and Andy talk about “smart home” devices — wi-fi enabled lightbulbs, digital assistant dinguses, sentient refrigerators and fancy speakers. Andy confesses his home is completely dumb, but after the techno-apocalypse, he won’t be locked out of his home and car like Will. Warning: Andy and Will forget and say (literally) triggering words that may summon your always-listening dingus to life. Proceed with that knowledge.

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    Episode 17: Podcasters Got Opinions

    Will and Andy are talking about subscriptions, both analog and digital. This is especially relevant as of late, as big apps like Day One and Ulysses have decided to switch to the subscription model. What mental processes do we go through when making a decision to subscribe to something? How does the subscription model benefit the maker?

    Plus, help support the show and keep the lights on: We have stickers and buttons! Head over to the Erasable Shop to check them out. And if you add both to your cart, and use promo code #SWAGSTACK, you can save $2 on your order.

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    Episode 16: A Notebook with a Manbun

    Will and Andy are back! Again! And this time, they’re making a commitment to staying back for you, the listeners. Today’s episode catches you up on what’s new in their lives, personally and professionally, and what tools and workflows they’re using that have changed. Plus: they document how Millennials are, indeed, ruining literally everything. At least according to the news.

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    Episode 14: Digital Online Audio Publication

    Will and Andy sit down to (finally!) record another episode, and this time, they're talking about work. Specifically, how they work, what they use, and how much coffee it takes to get going in the morning.

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    Episode 13: Like Uber, but for Pictures

    In this episode, Will and Andy step around the junk piles and into the world of clutter — both in their houses and in their computers. They talk about saving old files, explore some feels around archiving and digitizing family photos, and how to decide what to throw away and what to keep.

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    Episode 12: App Sand Mandalas

    To celebrate Will's first-ever MacBook, he and Andy spend some time talking about the apps that are must-haves for them, and what they install first when setting up a new computer. From backup programs to launchers, there's a lot of Mac talk going on here.

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    Episode 11: Reading

    Better late than never, Will and Andy dig an episode out of the vault to talk about reading in all its analog and digital glory.

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    Episode 10: Prosumer Giffer with Dr. Chase Nordengren

    This week, Will and Andy sit down with Dr. Chase Nordengren to talk about the analog and digital tools he used when writing his dissertation. They also talk about how quickly some digital tools change while analog tools are just as reliable as always.

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    Episode 9: The Elusive Intangible with Joey Cofone of Baron Fig

    Will and Andy are lucky enough to sit down and talk with Joey Cofone, co-founder and designer at Baron Fig, seller of fine analog and digital notebooks. Baron Fig just released a note taking app, making the transition from purely analog products to digital as well. The guys talk about design iteration, collaboration, and finding that hard to identify state where you know you're ready to ship.

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    Episode 8: To-Do Lists and Awkward Internet Hugs

    This week, our hosts talk about the MULTITUDE of tools available to manage to-do lists and reminders. More often than not, they will both have changed their minds by the time you read this.

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    Episode 7: Ambient Noise with Mike Rohde

    Andy and Will were honored to sit down with the Sketchnote General Mike Rohde for this episode. Well, to be honest, Will sat down with him and because of the WONDERFUL hotel lobby wifi, Andy couldn't even phone it in this time.

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    Episode 6: GIF Sommelier

    Andy spends 84 minutes talking about GIFs. Will listens and realizes he has so much to learn about tiny, animated images.

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    Episode 5: Reasons to Keep Livin' with Aaron Draplin

    This week, Will and Andy go to design school with Mr. Aaron Draplin! He talks about the tools he uses, both digital and analog, and even does an on-the-spot pocket dump! And, of course, we talk about Field Notes and get an inside scoops on the newest edition, Two Rivers.

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    Episode 4: Never Enough Snark

    This week, the boys sit down with author/podcaster/ poop connoisseur Harry Marks to talk about converting analog into digital and where to keep all that... stuff. We also announce the winner of the Day One giveaway and (of course) spend time in our oft-discussed teen slang vertical.

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    Episode 3: It's About Markdown, Harry

    Andy and Will talk about Markdown. It's an episode completely about Markdown. Seriously. Oh, Will mentions his new Field Notes, and there's a GIVEAWAY!!! But mainly Markdown.

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