Glenn Fleishman

Veteran technology and science journalist; regular contributor to The Economist, Fast Company, Macworld, and more; dad of 2; Seattleite.


On the Matter of Why Bitcoin Matters

Marc Andreessen was a big part of turning the Web into a mainstream experience, but seems to misunderstand Bitcoin profoundly, writes Glenn Fleishman.


Update: Marc Andreessen has been ridiculously gracious on Twitter, responding to questions my article raised posed to him by other people on the social


This is such a wonderful item about change. I knew Milton a bit in the early 1990s, when I worked at the Kodak Center for Creative Imaging. He came up, and one of our employees (and a good friend) moved to NYC eventually and worked for him for a couple of years. I got to know his studio manager, David, quite well. My friend, David, and I worked on this terrific paper-company project for MGI that started with an…


Medium uncouples the very bloggy notion that time is the defining characteristic of atomic writing — posting items that are typically along a theme. The dimension of time was established in the 1990s, and encoded in the DNA of all the CMSes that followed. Medium broke that, by favoring persistence and surfacing, but discovery remains hard. Rather than a torrent of stories cascading over the home page, it tried to…


Chris Hughes Tries To Publish a Story

Scene: Chris Hughes in the cavernous, empty offices of The New Republic, stabbing a ratty old Mac keyboard with both index fingers.

Goddamn it!

He stabs harder and harder, swearing louder and louder.

What the hell? “An Unexpected Error Occurred.” Yes, reopen. Where’s my password, ok, yes, Log In.

Publications edited by Glenn Fleishman

Essays about the nature of law, regulation, and practice in a societies that ostensibly base actions on principles of non-discrimination and the notion that all are equal before the law. (Image by Rodrigo Maia.)

A podcast about creators finding their audiences and taking their careers in their own hands


The Problem with Patreon: Nazis, Harassers, and More

Patreon is the single greatest thing to come into being to support the ongoing needs of creative people by allowing those who want to ask for financial contributions that allow them the time to make art, music, podcasts, videos, and much more from people who most want to support them. Rather than the tip jar of old or a PayPal link or…


The

No


.


I Get My Kicks from Campaign

A look at a crowdfunding project that relied on what successful creators told me.


Don’t Make Fun of Kodak’s First Digital Camera

It’s easy to poke fun at a prototype, but Kodak is why we have digital cameras as advanced as we have today.


Hair Today

The bald truth.


The fact is, the cancer diagnosis wasn’t terrible news at all.

I had had months of inexplicable fevers and exhaustion…


On the Matter of Why Bitcoin Matters

Marc Andreessen was a big part of turning the Web into a mainstream experience, but seems to misunderstand Bitcoin profoundly, writes Glenn Fleishman.


Update: Marc Andreessen has been ridiculously gracious on Twitter, responding to questions my article raised posed to him by other people on the social


Who is George Saunders?

I don’t precisely blame the author for the brain freeze that cost me $10,000 or more on “Jeopardy!” And yet…