Excellent summation of multiple issues. Agree all around.
One other issue with Apple is distribution. How? Where? They seem to have ruled out Apple Music (according to Recode) so then iTunes? Something else? We’ll find out soon enough.
I’ve dubbed the Outrage Grifter’s output “Trump Porn” — the current piece about how Trump is plotting a coup being the easiest example, but basically clickbait speculation on some evil deed Trump might do that’s sure to set the social media-verse on fire.
Great article. This paragraph is also the answer to “why does the underclass respond to an Ivy-educated millionaire real estate developer telling them Hillary is the elite?”
It’s because Hillary is the poster child for the post-war meritocracy. She got to where she is because of her education. And while that would seem to be…
This is the alpha and the omega of Twitter’s inability to handle abuse. If someone is abusing you, blocking them doesn’t make the abusive tweet go away. And therein lies a partial solution: if a user blocks someone, that person is no longer able to @ the blocker in a tweet and all tweets that mention the blocker are instantly deleted. It’s not a full…
I own the original KickStarter Pebble, and love the fact that I don’t need to take my phone out of my pocket to see texts/emails. Pebble was perfect because it did just enough — didn’t need any of the additional functionality of an Apple Watch. And the battery life was great — lasted at least 3 days and recharged quickly, so no constant fretting over…
You make some interesting points. Curious what your take is on the two bits that have gotten Johnson into the spotlight recently — Aleppo and the inability to name a “favorite” foreign leader. Ambushes or is he just not up on foreign policy? And how much do you think that will hurt him?
Thank you. One other point I forgot to throw in there: Hulu.
Hulu launched an ad-free service about a year ago. The regular service, with ads, is $7.99. The ad-free service is $11.99. I personally switched over within 20 seconds of reading the article in Variety. But according to Hulu, most people take the $7.99 option.
You’re doing that thing that people in The Valley do where they forget that they are the exception rather than the rule and that most TV is still watched live (even though you personally know no one who actually goes home and turns on the TV every night and watches for 4 hours straight, plenty of people still do.)
Having been through this Jeremy and come out the other side, I’ll tell you it’s not as bad as it seems when you’re in the midst of it.
The plusses are:
Kids get better coaching, learn the game more, wind up much better than they would have been playing on their own or in rec leagues with…