The NY Times vs. Kevin Rose

I’ve been thinking quite a bit lately about the different types of pay walls and freemium services that exist throughout the web and the likelihood of people ponying up to pay for content. It’s a fundamental issue of supply and demand. With an infinite amount of content, does the value of most content drop to…

In Defense of Letters

Yesterday I was listening to the Diane Rehm program, as I often do – and really got into her interview with Suzanne Marrs who had written a book covering the lengthy correspondence between Pulitzer Prize-winning author Eudora Welty and her New Yorker editor and fellow writer William Maxwell. For more than 50 years, they corresponded…

Small Things

I’ve been a big fan of the photoblogs that Ree (Pioneer Woman), Kathleen Connally (A Walk Through Durham Township), Amanda Pair and the Boston Globe have been running for a long time now. Other friends like Bernie at Medraw and Erin’s Photo 365 project have been trying to do a photo (or sketch) every day…