☀️The Weekstarter: Spreadsheet-free Zones.
Yard turkeys and char-spookerie for days. CONTEXT COLLAPSE! 107
Start a creative business, they said. Make money writing and storyboarding and strategizing they said. End up spending your work hours in spreadsheets and project management you will.
So it goes. I love it.
Some things to keep you busy this weekend:
Amazon letting individual teams work from home indefinitely. For the knowledge worker corporate employees, of course, and not the folks actually in the trenches.
Scott Galloway on digital ad fraud.
Far-right-wing online talk shows and the Vietnamese-American community.
Vox’s Sara Morrison explains dark patterns in apps and websites.
Elizabeth Dias at the NYT on why Facebook sees opportunities in reaching out to faith groups.
That story about eBay harassing a Massachusetts couple is even more WTF than you thought. (Via Aaron Pressman/Boston Globe)
Apple’s new-ish downtown Los Angeles store in a converted movie theatre is amazing.
Marketing & Media
Mindy McCormick’s tips for journalists considering a move to teaching.
American Airlines and TikTok reach agreement to give fliers free in-flight TikTok access.
Eileen Jones of far-left mag Jacobin on John Carpenter, Apocalyptic Filmmaker.
Persuasion’s Jeff Maurer on why Conan O’Brien took the hard road.
Neil Gaiman’s thread on people who help you when you’re breaking into creative industries and don’t have a family with money.
Robert Sapolsky’s amazing YouTube lectures on human psychology.
On the Menu
Drinks: Banana bread smoothie.
Masterful Reddit thread on food in North America pre-colonization.
How the Republican Party stopped attracting Chicago voters.