We launched a new feature. It’s very old skool. If you’re on the desktop web, you can see it in the left-hand sidebar of ev.medium.com. If you go to your profile, you can turn yours on. It lists the people and/or publications you follow that have most recently posted. That’s it.
Have fun surfing around 🏄!
I’ve been carrying the secret for 25 years. Today, I’m coming clean. This is the untold true story of a corporate April Fools prank gone wrong.
Love it. This sounds like an interesting book.
Reminds me to revisit Brian Eno's diary (https://glose.com/book/a-year-with-swollen-appendices)
And what exactly is creativity? Here’s Brian Eno’s approach: “Gardening, he believes, is a more apt metaphor (than architecture) for creativity: ‘One is carefully constructing seeds, or finding seeds, carefully planting them and then letting them have their life. What this means, really, is a rethinking of one’s own position as a creator. You stop thinking of yourself as me, the controller, you the audience, and you start thinking of all of us as the audience, all of us as people enjoying the garden together. Gardener included.’”
This is great. 🚲 🚲 🚲
We’ve taken some of the most dangerous streets for pedestrians and bicyclists and overhauled them. Some of these were major street reconstruction, like on Second Street from Market to Townsend. This involved an extended process, with new bike lanes, transit islands, landscaping, and street surfacing. For other streets, we used our new quick-build policy that allowed us to cut through layers of bureaucracy that previously existed so we could create new protected bike lanes without having to wade through years of process delays.
We announced a buyout and leadership change to the Medium editorial team today. Below is the email I sent to the company.
We are making some changes to our editorial strategy and leadership and giving a voluntary exit option to employees who would like to take a different path. Details on these changes were announced to the editorial team this afternoon. This email is to share this news more widely and give some context.
First, the context:
Though Medium has been an open platform since day one, we’ve had an editorial team almost as long. The original thesis was…
This piece on Bitcoin is really good (and more impressive, since it was written three years ago — wish I’d have read it then 🤑):
This is cool on a couple of levels. A) Go Spotify. B) It gives credence to the theory that Google and Apple can't dominate everything—even though they own the devices, control app distribution, take ridiculous rakes on payments, etc. Because there's always the potential for the cross-platform player to be bigger than either of them in a given space.
CEO of Medium, partner at Obvious Ventures, co-founder of Twitter, curious consumer of ideas