Sad About Bezos

I have such an old fashioned view of marriage, or maybe I am a hopeless romantic to believe in “ever forever together.” (By the way, my old fashioned ideas — they are a result of being the son of a couple that has been together for almost 55 years, so I am kind of a … Continue reading Sad About Bezos

Fractionalized Attention and the Real Definition of “Media”

In a recent story, Wired devotes considerable attention to media and media startups, thanks in large part to the hefty investments in many of these entities, like Vox, Vice and Buzzfeed. They all have similar narratives. Other less-well-funded startups such as Circa make an appearance as well. When I read the piece, I tweeted that perhaps media people who … Continue reading Fractionalized Attention and the Real Definition of “Media”

7 must read pieces about Jeff Bezos buying The Washington Post

Why would Bezos buy Washington Post? [Simon Wardley] Why the Washington Post isn’t a charity case for Jeff Bezos. [WonkBlog] The option value of established assets in media. [Dan Ramsden] A mogul gets a landmark in the capital. [The New York Times] Amazon founder, Washington Post & shopping cart errors. [Andy Borowitz] Why Donald Graham … Continue reading 7 must read pieces about Jeff Bezos buying The Washington Post