@Lee Fine@facebook I'll accept that!
@melis This is easily the best comment and most representative of what my life has become here. Please help me. Please.
@SkinnyNerd Cash allows publishers to accomplish a variety of different goals. Among other things, it helps us pay writers, develop and commission even more longform journalism, and build out more great sites (most recently The Billfold). The Awl has always refused to compromise its editorial voice for the sake of sheer revenue growth, and that ethos is a huge part of why it's so exciting to work here.
@Rod T Actually Felicity was a much bigger influence on me.
@Kevin That's true! Giraffe-like even.
@Choire Sicha@facebook Agreed! And digital publishers in general need to get better at making that argument to advertisers.
@Dave Bry Have you read Heidegger's "The Letter on Humanism"? Despite his deeply unfortunate political choices, it's a pretty thrilling takedown of Sartre's humanism!
Nathan Jurgenson's blog post, titled 'Against TED,' sums it up for me: "TED’s popularity means that it plays an important role in how we understand the link between technology and society, and the corporate, evangelical, noninclusive, and ultimately out-of-touch vision it promotes needs to be replaced."