Cam Pegg

Hi, I’m Cam.

I’m a digital product and strategy guy working at Critical Mass in New York City. I help people solve problems and build useful, intuitive and delightful products and services.

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Thinking Aloud

June 5, 2020 at 1:17p.m.

It’s been a month since my last post, and while nothing has changed, everything has changed. I’ve got to be honest here… I’m struggling to keep up with all of the things that are happening, much less process them in any meaningful way (and I wonder how different my state of mind would be if we weren’t in the middle of a pandemic?). At a societal level, it’s abundantly clear that the status quo cannot be allowed to continue, and at a personal level, there are so many things I need to work to understand better and so many things that I need to work to do better.

On a different note, and in an effort to stay busy, I borrowed an idea Anne-Laure Le Cunff and Tom Critchlow and started cultivating my own “digital garden”. It’s been a slow start—and I’m not especially patient with things like this—but I think maybe that’s not such a bad thing, and expanding slowly might actually work out better for me over the long run.

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Washington St
14th Street
Smiles & Airhugs
High Line
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Currently Reading

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Learning Experiences

A screen capture from my ‘<p>Calculator</p>’ experiment

Experiment #05


This little effort comes with my sincerest apologies to Mr Rams for butchering his work.

A screen capture from my ‘<p>Polar Clock</p>’ experiment

Experiment #04

Polar Clock

Finding out a little more about how to work with D3 to draw and manipulate shapes.

A screen capture from my ‘<p>Magnetic Poetry</p>’ experiment

Experiment #03

Magnetic Poetry

I like those magnetic poetry kits, but I don’t want to stick a bunch of stuff to my fridge.

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Running Around

A map showing the route for ‘Nothing Much’

June 1, 2020 at 7:06a.m.

Nothing Much

  • Time: 27:16
  • Distance: 5.67km / 3.52mi
  • Pace: 4:48/km / 7:44/mi
A map showing the route for ‘Autopilot’

May 31, 2020 at 8:14a.m.


  • Time: 54:05
  • Distance: 11.36km / 7.06mi
  • Pace: 4:45/km / 7:39/mi
A map showing the route for ‘Thursday 400s’

May 28, 2020 at 6:35a.m.

Thursday 400s

  • Time: 36:33
  • Distance: 7.51km / 4.67mi
  • Pace: 4:51/km / 7:49/mi
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May 30, 2020

Rediscovering the Small Web

Most websites today are built like commercial products by professionals and marketers, optimised to draw the largest audience, generate engagement and 'convert'. But there is also a smaller, less-visible web designed by regular people to simply to share their interests and hobbies with the world.

Parimal Satyal • 5,761 words • 26 minute read

May 28, 2020

Against an Increasingly User-Hostile Web

We're quietly replacing an open web that connects and empowers with one that restricts and commoditizes people. We need to stop it. Despite its undeniable value, I think Facebook is at odds with the open web that I love and defend.

Parimal Satyal • 4,876 words • 22 minute read

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Unbelievably disappointed, but I understand the decision. At least it looks like I’ll be able to re-apply for 2021 with my 2020 qualifying time. 🤞🏻

@campegg May 28, 2020 at 2:49p.m.

The @BAA has announced that the 124th Boston Marathon will be held as a virtual event, following Boston Mayor Martin Walsh’s cancellation of the marathon as a mass participation road running event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

@bostonmarathon May 28, 2020 at 2:39p.m.

In reply to @ameeliah:

@ameeliah That’s a great question! How does one answer it?

@campegg May 22, 2020 at 9:13a.m.

Steven Levy, writing for @WIRED, may have the only sensible take on the WFH vs WFO debate that I’ve read this week: “My view is that you may be able to get by for a very long time without physical interaction. But eventually, it will catch up with you.”

@campegg May 22, 2020 at 9:11a.m.

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