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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Sleepy Puppy
New Toy, Who Dis?
One Hundred Twenty-Four
The Only Way is Up
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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 ‘Early Easy Miles’

November 22, 2020 at 6:20a.m.

Early Easy Miles

  • Time: 1:14:21
  • Distance: 14.46km / 8.99mi
  • Pace: 5:08/km / 8:16/mi
A map showing the route for ‘Getting Chilly’

November 17, 2020 at 6:15a.m.

Getting Chilly

  • Time: 58:03
  • Distance: 11.64km / 7.23mi
  • Pace: 4:59/km / 8:01/mi
A map showing the route for ‘Soggy Miles with Jamie’

November 13, 2020 at 6:29a.m.

Soggy Miles with Jamie

  • Time: 1:07:04
  • Distance: 13.02km / 8.09mi
  • Pace: 5:09/km / 8:17/mi
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November 22, 2020

We’re Optimizing Ourselves to Death

There’s a famous thought experiment in economics known as the “prisoner’s dilemma.” In it, two men have been caught committing a crime. Each of them is placed in a separate interrogation room and effectively has two options: confess or lie.

2,582 words • 12 minute read

November 20, 2020

Nine Nonobvious Ways to Have Deeper Conversations

After all we’ve been through this year, wouldn’t it be nice, even during a distanced holiday season, to be able to talk about this whole experience with others, in a deep, satisfying way? To help, I’ve put together a list of nonobvious lessons for how to have better conversations, which I’ve

The New York Times • 909 words • 4 minute read

November 18, 2020

The Rise and Fall of Getting Things Done

In the early two-thousands, Merlin Mann, a Web designer and avowed Macintosh enthusiast, was working as a freelance project manager for software companies. He had held similar roles for years, so he knew the ins and outs of the job; he was surprised, therefore, to find that he was overwhelmed—not by the intellectual aspects of his work but by the many small administrative tasks, such as scheduling conference calls, that bubbled up from a turbulent stream of e-mail messages.

The New Yorker • 4,182 words • 19 minute read

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