Evan Dando - Hard Drive (Live, 2014)
One of my favorite songs.
FYI - This explanation will not get you out of trouble at work.
DOWNLOAD! Download, download. Don’t assume something you love will be on the web tomorrow. Archiving is the new folk art.
Net neutrality got them where they are…there’s a danger that they, having climbed the ladder, might pull it up after them.
A week ago today, we watched as thousands raised more than $1.5M for the #MaydayPAC — a commitment to fundamental reform in the way Congress funds its elections. It was electrifying and amazing, and many of us heard the first fireworks as we crossed our $5M goal.
But it just so happens…
We’ve made loans to about a dozen microbrewers and provided coaching to another 30. They are a lot of fun. For me personally, and for us as a company, it connects us with our small-business roots. And if one of these companies is successful enough that they take some market share from us, well, more power to them. I don’t worry about that. I worry about how we create a beer culture that respects the art of brewing and wants beer with flavor, taste, and authenticity. If we can create that environment, there will be plenty of business for all of us.
In the 1960s in the U.S. it was not unusual for metro newspapers to have 80 percent market share or more. By the 1990s it was under 50 percent in some places. But newspapers kept raising their rates for advertisers, who had to pay more to reach less of the market. The logic was: where else are they going to go? Well, eventually an answer to that question emerged—Google, Facebook—and newspapers discovered how much loyalty they had built up among advertisers.
Facebook has “where else are they going to go?” logic now. And they have good reason for this confidence. (It’s called network effects.) But “where else are they going to go?” is a long way from trust and loyalty. It is less a durable business model than a statement of power.
Composting waste is good for the planet. Watching waste get shredded is good for the soul.1