Jeff Bercovici sat down with Gawker’s Nick Denton in an interview for Playboy:
PLAYBOY: Speaking of the establishment, what will The New York Times look like in 10 years? Will it exist? Will the Sulzberger family still own it, or will they have sold it, perhaps to Michael Bloomberg?
DENTON: The New York Times will exist. Someone else will own it. Most families, the more generations they are from the original founder, the more fragmented the ownership, and eventually the nephews, grandnieces and great-great-grandchildren want their money now. They’d rather take the purchase price than zero dividends. I think the Times has bottomed out, and now, even though the signs are mixed, it will be able to put on more in digital revenue than it loses in print. Or I hope so, because I like the Times. There should be at least one or two survivors. Even when a major disaster kills most life on earth, usually a few species survive. Dinosaurs survived and became birds. Maybe that’s the future of The New York Times: It will be the survivor of the dinosaurs, the little tweeting thing you see flying around.
The entire interview is well worth your time.
Expert double entendre about dinosaurs tweeting
I laughed. I cried.
Couldn’t agree more. I’m really tried of the “Fuck it, ship it” mentality in the startup world. Yes, being pragmatic and consistently shipping is extremely important, but it’s not the only value that matters in the equation. As usual with glib startup advice, the reality of things is a lot more nuanced and complicated than the aphorisms lead people to believe.(via buzz)
The whole point is that shipping lets you get higher quality feedback that makes the product better faster. Sure 12 shitty projects are worse, but what about 12 iterations on the one getting traction? And the good news is that the way to get traction is to iterate, it isn’t the other way around.
point being: where’s my compliment?
my employee retention strategy
As if software isn’t creative. As if the work Twitter and Facebook have done don’t promote social justice.
The lack of appreciation for the impact of tech is absurd. Plus I just can’t lament changes in the mission, a street which seems to have few buildings greater than 2 stories. SF should build a real city with a construction boom, and make room for everyone.
It’s obviously true, if helping different people. With mobile, it’ll be second only to the green revolution in terms of raw lives saved.
It makes so much sense that someone gaining telekinetic powers would immediately binge on stimulants. Such a good comic. This is Akira for those that don’t recognize it. The manga is really much more depth than the (still awesome) movie.
talking to coworkers about babies
It’s a cult
I highly recommend you try this app
The notorious Aphex Twin Selected Ambient works advertisement from the anime series “Macross Plus”, 1995.
I was just listening to RDJ album yesterday and thinking I couldn’t believe he stopped making music
I love this house
Reblog of a gif of a tumblr post of a repost gif from at least a few years ago. But I don’t mind :)