This week’s post is born from a conversation with a friend about how someone could believe what they did.
Morality is sticky business.
It’s actually a topic people have studied, which on one hand, no surprise, people have studied everything. On the other hand, I learned about the study of morality and systems of morality back in high school and it was such a bizarre experience that I thought it was worth writing about.
Sometimes companies go down a path that significantly alters the structure of what they do and how they do it.
Sometimes they do it well, and sometimes they do it poorly.
In Dismantling an investment market: Patreon’s fees, I look at some basic info about how investing works (because working at Vanguard for 16 years did teach me a few things about the business, even if I am definitely not an investment advisor and you should talk to one of them before ever listening to me). I use the models of mutual funds and stocks to analyze what Patreon chose to do with their business (and then undo) and offer my own take on why it’s just a bad idea.
Now on The Interconnected, I wax nostalgic about Twitter’s good times, and contemplate what will happen when it’s gone.
I went to An Event Apart in Seattle! If you want to see the notes from that, well, they’re posted all over here too. (I’ve got two sessions and a workshop to go!)
But if you want to hear my observations about baggage fees and and how airline design decisions have slowly turned us into people willing to make our own flights later than usual, you want to read my article on The Interconnected.