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The dull side of the internet. An internet history newsletter by @ShortFormErnie. Hunting for the end of the long tail. Seen on @motherboard and @atlasobscura.
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Self-Hosted SaaS Alternatives: Replacing Paid Tools With FOSS Tools
In a world where every service wants to put you on a subscription forever, is now the time to start self-hosting your apps instead? Let’s look at the landscape.
Tedium | Follow us at @firstname.lastname@example.org on Creator Economy
Did Substack Just Change the Game for Indie Newsletter Publishers?
Substack just got a wave of momentum that threatens to upend the newsletter game. What should indie newsletter publishers think of that?
«Apple is a famous example of a vertically integrated company, as the firm develops both hardware and software, including (most recently) processors.»
Why Creators Should Build in Public More Often
I’m not really the kind of person who wants to hide his work, so let’s just show it off. I’m discussing my plans for for MidRange’s replacement in this post.
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Can Hive Social Recover From Its Fundamental Security Holes?
Hive Social’s bad security practices, dangerous enough that a security team fast-tracked disclosure, puncture a hole in the platform’s long-term prospects.
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How the Billboard Hot 100 Lost Interest in the Key Change
One of the key changes—pun intended—to the pop charts in the last 60 years is the demise of key changes. What happened?
Why FTP Could Soon Disappear from the Internet
The beating heart of the early internet may have been FTP, or file transfer protocol. But after 50 years of mainstream use, its demise may be imminent.
What Newsletter Authors Can Learn from the Print Newseltter Era
What can modern newsletter authors learn about newslettering from an era when people actually mailed these things? A lot, according to this book I bought.
Memorex History: How a Tech Pioneer Turned Into a Basic Brand
Why Memorex, Silicon Valley’s first true startup, evolved into something of a ghost kitchen of computing.
«Memorex felt it would be able to solve the tape-manufacturing challenges by building a highly automated clean-room environment, an idea borrowed from the pharmaceutical field.»
Trackball History: Canada's Earliest Gift to Computing
The evolution of the trackball, which is more than an upside-down mouse. It's the Royal Canadian Navy’s greatest gift to modern-day computing. Really.
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Why Social Media is Entering the “Post-Viral” Age
My next project is going to focus on what I call a “post-viral” form of social media. As I build, I’d like to explain what that is real quick. It matters.