Paul Kedrosky’s Newsletter

MailPhotoI have enjoyed Paul Kedrosky’s eclectic, sometimes sarcastic and satirical, but always smart writing since he was a wee analyst. So when he gave up blogging, I was deeply saddened. Sure, he wrote for Bloomberg and tweeted a lot, but it wasn’t the same. So that is why I am delighted to become a subscriber for his new email newsletter. You should sign-up and trust me; he is worth a place in your inbox. If you want to read more about it, this would be a good place to start.

Paul isn’t too specific, except telling me that “it’s mostly a personal letter. Shared things, but also periodic essays, etc. I reserve the right to go very long at will. I did decide, however, that I wanted to move further away from Twitter, where I’m mostly broadcast only these days anyway. ” Like all of us who started on what others call the “indie web,” Kedrosky didn’t want want to use Tinyletter, Substack, or any these other services “where I host my content elsewhere” because “it is a bad  trade.” Paul is using Mailpoet via a Wordpress extension. Photo courtesy of Unsplash

Nostalgia Internet doesn’t really matter

Nostalgia has come to the Internet, and it is too little, too late. Nostalgia is not what defines the future. Sub-10 year-olds won’t give a damn about the nostalgia-Internet. Unfortunately, that is why we see incumbents always miss the generational drift. Sure, I might use analog film, write with fountain pens and listen to long play records, but it doesn’t matter to the young ones in my family. They know what they are doing, even though still in early teens. And when my goddaughters grow up in a few years, they will be fully equipped to deal with information overload, influencer dichotomy and would be able to discern fake news. For them, it will be something new, something different. Just like it was for us. Another way to read this story — a certain cohort of Internet people including myself are getting old  (Photo by RawPixel via Unsplash)