What is this?
5ish is a newsletter by M.G. Siegler (that’s me) that aims to serve up five or so links to interesting content/places at a regular cadence.
Okay, but what about 500ish?
In a way, 5ish is a counterpart to 500ish, the site where I do the majority of my writing, with an aim towards five hundred or so words in length per piece.
So what will the 5ish links be about?
Whatever I find interesting enough to highlight and/or topics I find the urge to provide commentary about. While the links will undoubtedly be tech-heavy, they certainly won’t all be about tech.
But why the gem icon?
While not an exact replica, it is technically meant to represent a ‘rupee’ which is the coinage used in The Legend of Zelda.
The Legend of Zelda?
Yes, the video game. Once I realized the aim of this newsletter was to share links — anyone who knows the game knows where my mind immediately went. And as cool as it would be having a sword or the Triforce as the logo, I remembered that while the standard rupee (the yellow/blue flashing kind) was worth one in the original game, the solid blue rupee was worth — wait for it — five.
I also like the notion of finding gems…
Boy, that’s pretty convoluted…
Yeah, I may change it in the future. At first, I was using a clock face pointed to 5pm, but then I realized that I’m probably going to be even more liberal on the 5pm-ish element of this newsletter than with the 5-ish links part…
This is all a work in progress. We’ll see what sticks.