New media job listing: Customized Calendar Content Curators wanted! (experience with alliteration required)
Maybe it's because the content was Snow Fall-worthy to begin with? No, it wasn't exclusive or current or groundbreaking, but it read like Mark Bowden or Sebastian Junger or Jon Krakauer. Stories like that seem to lend themselves to the sort of interactivity-splaining that was the hallmark of Snow Fall.
I would have read Branch's story in just about any format (I ended up reading it on the NYT app on the subway, which was decidedly less flashy). While not many stories may rise to the level of Snow Fall-worthy treatment, I guess Choire's point is that people will still try to shove the square peg in the round hole. If the content isn't there, the presentation really doesn't matter.
would a parrot-wearing pirate demand to go to Parrot Island
I'm not sure that's the proper comparison. After all, the captain didn't demand to go to Bunny Island.
I think a parrot-wearing pirate would demand to be taken to Margaritaville.
Engineers shouldn't be making product decisions anyway.
being a pretentious douchebag with no actually useful skills CAN be automated?
I certainly hope so. Twitter is betting its business model on it.
@sox It's certainly a more ethical choice.
I'm simply in awe of the title of this post. Spellbound, if you will.
@LondonLee Probably from me. That film was awful.
Don't be so uptight, it's just an internship. Not like it's going on a resume anyway, need to save space for listing favorite TV shows.