There’s a moment at the end of a swim lap that you have to decide between stretching out and riding out your inertia — or doing one last stroke to reach the wall.
Of course there are different personalities: some prefer to hit the wall at full force, others do a final all out push just before the wall to glide into the finish.
A similar dynamic can also happen on projects. Some push their teams until a few hours (minutes?) before the deadline. I usually end up with a hard week and working weekend on the final stretch, but on the final days I let the team inertia set the pace.
Instead, we’ve seen subscriptions combined with price increases, customers balking, and insinuations that people just don’t want to pay for anything anymore. With more than one variable changing at once, I don’t think we can conclude that people hate subscriptions.
This ring true. It’s not as simple as saying I don’t like subscriptions.
Think about Medium this way. It’s a big public legal pad. In a perfect world, no one owns the pad. When you want to write something you tear off a sheet, write, when you’re done you tack it up to a global bulletin board where everyone can see it. […] Ghost is not such a place, and neither is WordPress.
There has to be space for a pinboard.in for blogging/writting. A one-person operation that can renders pretty static html and can survive with respectful display ads or non paid accounts.
[…] I’ve basically figured out all the traps to the point where I’ve actually written a program which for the past 6 months has been just doing the whole thing for me. So what used to take the last guy like a month, now takes maybe 10 minutes to clean the spreadsheet and run it through the program.
Although a particular case, this sort of question will become more common with AI, machine learning, and other deep learning applications.
And what happened was this accountant, he got a rush job from one of his clients. It was the kind of thing that in the old paper universe would’ve taken a couple days. This guy has this new electronic spreadsheet. So he plugs in the numbers, does the work in just a couple hours. Then, what he does - he just waits, let’s the thing sit on his desk for, like, two days, FedExs it back to the client. And the client was like, wow, you did it so fast.
There’s space for a lot of debate on ethical questions like this. But there’s opportunities created when industries
For all of its talk about prioritizing “discovery” and “knowing your tastes” […], what Spotify feeds to Browse and pushes to Discover is influenced largely by whether an artist already has a massive marketing campaign and corporate push behind them.
I’ve been using Google Play Music — instead of Spotify — for the last few weeks1, and I’m amazed with how much I enjoy the playlists.
Initially I thought it was a bit of placebo effect, but I’m now sure there’s some magic — or less influential marketing campaign — workings with Google Music Play’s playlists.
Seriously considering switching over from Spotify. Plus, the YouTube Red value of not showing commercials is great.
On the iPhone’s 10th birthday, former Apple executives Scott Forstall, Tony Fadell and Greg Christie recount the arduous process of turning Steve Jobs’s vision into one of the best-selling products ever made.
A cool new software keyboard development story from Forstall to add to the folklore. The rest I’ve read before, but still fun to see each of them telling the stories.
7 years after the iPad release, some of us are still trying to parse out if it is a real computer. I, for one, have given up.
Great points of the rough edges that become apparent when you seriously try to use the iPad as your main computer.
While some are deal breakers right now, I think the iterative polish iOS will continue to get will address them eventually.
However, the lack of sustainable model for big iPad Apps is worrisome. This is likely a chicken and egg problem which Apple believes will improve once more pro Mac users pick up an iPad as a pro device and the demand appears. But for now, I strongly believe his gut feelings:
From the outside, it looks like the Mac is a platform to build a business on and iOS is the place to sell your passion products.
The Da Vinci Code’s Ron Howard has replaced The Lego Movie’s Phil Lord and Chris Miller as director of the Han Solo spin-off movie, the much-anticipated new instalment of the Star Wars standalone series.
It’s seems Disney is not afraid to change directions if not happy with how a movie looks. Can’t complain.