Gawker’s last day of work was on Monday, and there was a big send-off. If you don’t read anything else about the shutdown, read Tom Scocca’s “Gawker Was Murdered by Gaslight“, which I heartily endorse and wish I’d written myself. And if it’s not too much, you should also read Read More
The Washington Post asked me to write a short essay with the loose theme of “the last 25 years of the Internet” and so I wrote about the legacy of early blogging and how it has shaped digital media.
I did Recode’s podcast with Peter Kafka last Wednesday, the afternoon of the Gawker reunion/wake. So naturally we talked about that a bit. And the Observer, and working for Jared Kushner (who is now less known as the publisher of the Observer than Donald Trump’s son-in-law and advisor). And virtual Read More
I’ve written twice about the Peter Thiel situation (in more than 140 characters, anyway), here and here, and I’m too burned out on the subject to really respond to this epic word salad of disingenuousness. But I wonder how many Silicon Valley people are now backing away from Thiel slowly. Read More
I don’t actually believe it’s likely that we’re all living in a computer simulation, per Elon Musk, (though I do believe it’s technically possible) but I think it’s a good analogy for talking about VR and what constitutes an immersive experience. I talked about it a bit a few weeks Read More
I did the Track Changes podcast with Postlight’s Paul Ford and Rich Ziade a few weeks ago, and the episode went live yesterday. In it, we talk about our mutual distaste for job stability, what happened when Rich did Sport’s Illustrated’s swimsuit issue VR sim, what I got paid at Read More
Someone asked me in an interview about my media consumption habits, and they’re pretty irregular. There are only a handful of sites I go to regularly, and like most people, I use social media to keep up with breaking news. But I do have a handful of newsletter subs I Read More
I kind of like the #FirstSevenJobs meme because it’s interesting to see how people started out (and to speculate shamelessly and wildly about what it means. ) I had my first seven jobs before I graduated from college–in part, because I had a part-time job as soon as I was Read More
Yesterday I Anil Dash, Jeff Jarvis and I had a Facebook Live conversation about online trolling for Jeff’s CUNY show, DotNYC. Topics covered: Donald Trump, blog comments, Julian Assange, kids on the Internet, Gawker, de-escalating arguments online, anonymity vs. pseudonymity, and lots of other web nerdery. You can watch it here.
I interviewed Kevin Kelly a couple of weeks ago to talk about his new book, The Inevitable: Understanding 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future. We also talked about VR. A lot. Kelly hadn’t seen Magic Leap (or Meta or the Hololens) yet when he turned in the manuscript Read More