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This is the cure for 2020.
Here is a twitter thread from Jay Springett that brings me a considerable amount of pleasure. The quadrant/compass thing is adapted from a scenario planning thing that mated with a political thing and gave birth to a meme thing (of course). This unholy matrimony happened a while back and since then the compass has become an all purpose tool for mixing two ideas that can be defined along a spectrum, and then showing possible outcomes resulting from their interaction. Of course that power has been used for evil because everything on the internet has become horribly shitty in a way that none of us noticed until it was too late.
But that worm has turned.
Now you can see axis/quadrant grid things taken past the edge of farce to a place where they are so close to serious again that you can learn things from them. The whole thread is genius.
Found via the phenomenal SCIOPS newsletter by Max Anton Brewster.
Buzzfeed has a list of The 100 Memes that Defined the 2010s. The list provides insight into the sometimes inscrutable language of internet culture while doubling as a walk down memory lane.