An ecstasy of nihilism
In the Behind the Episode segment of Succession’s penultimate episode, showrunner Jesse Armstrong calls Roman’s venture into the riots an “ecstasy of nihilism.” Astounding phrase. And possibly one that could serve as the series logline. Continue reading
tl;dr: My last day at Storybird. Longer: An unbelievable 10 years. What began as a handmade book for my wife turned into the world’s largest language arts platform, with 10m members in 900k classrooms around the world. An entire generation grew up on Storybird. Incredibly proud of the team. My partner Kath who made it… Continue reading
“The world’s taste, and the world’s time, is what we’re after.”
Netflix gave New York Magazine’s Josef Adalian a full-access pass for his #longread on the company. It’s a good piece and worth your time. Reading between the lines, I’d suggest that Netflix PR is aiming this one at the creative class/tastemakers in an effort to dispel the sentiment that a) shows are getting lost and b)… Continue reading
Eyes wide shut.
Brilliant image for the Guardian’s piece on Netflix. It isn’t hyperbole, either. Netflix hasn’t been competing with Blockbuster or HBO or Amazon. They’e competing will Hollywood writ large—and have flawlessly taken away control of distribution and marketing from the studios and networks. As Ben Thompson points out in aggregation theory, the company who owns the… Continue reading
Emergency supplies. Continue reading
I’m a founder, operator, and recovering designer/creative director currently focused on cleaning the world’s water. Apparently I’m also revisiting blogging. Caveat emptor.