Thoughts on a virus

Thoughts on a virus

I’ve been studying digital media “viruses” for more than 20 years, and much of what we have discovered about them comes from the analogy to epidemiology and the behavior of real viruses. Here are some ideas that might be relevant…

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The free market is elusive

The free market is elusive

Free markets aren’t particularly common. At the baseball game, the snack vendors sell what the person with the concession tells them to sell. It’s a choice, but Hobson’s choice: take it or leave it. Geography makes the idea of a…

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Information wants to be free*

Information wants to be free*

*No, that’s not what he said, and no, it’s not completely true. Thirty-five years ago, in a conversation with Steve Wozniak (pioneer of the personal computer), Stuart Brand (founder of the Whole Earth Catalog along with many other foundational disruptions),…

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Meet AWeber’s Smart Designer!

Meet AWeber’s Smart Designer!

AWeber’s Smart Designer is a free, intelligent design assistant that lets you automatically create an amazing-looking, branded email template in seconds. That’s right: seconds!   In a snap, AWeber’s Smart Designer analyzes your website or social media account for logos,…

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On writing a spec

On writing a spec

Good specs force the difficult conversations to happen before they are expensive. If you hand a good spec to a builder or a programmer, the chances that you get back the system you’re hoping for are dramatically increased. For a…

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