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    Hi, I'm Alexander. I explore the future of personal computing in work primarily shaped by designing an operating system of the future. I regularly publish Lab Notes to document this project as it progresses, and other articles on these and intersecting topics.

    There's more I can do with this research — exploring more questions, experimenting with more concepts, and publishing more writing and prototypes. Most notably, my high aim for this work is to construct an experimental new environment and platform for personal computing. Though it might take one, or a few, of many different forms, this environment would likely run on any host computing device and allow people to use the concepts from this research within their own lives, with all the things in their personal computing domain. This project would welcome contribution from open source developers around the world, aim to improve the daily lives of its users, and seek to find the key insights on which it stands to advance our (humanity's) understanding of the role personal computing can play in our lives in the future.

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    Beyond the financial support, there is something compelling in knowing that there is a formal charge from the community to do this work. I’m excited to take this research to new places in 2022 with your help! And as a thank-you for your support, you'll receive access to all current and future issues of the Member Magazine, a publication with more of the background thinking in my work.

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