✉️ Summer of Experimentation
I swear at some point this newsletter will be fully formed...
As promised, I did some experimenting this week with doing my links + commentary as individual posts here, on the website for this newsletter. You probably didn’t notice because — I didn’t send them out as individual newsletters. I thought it might be a bit much. But I’m still debating this.
Instead, what I thought I might do is publish this as I would short link blog posts, and then collect them here, at the end of the week, to send out in newsletter form. Again, I’m still debating this in my head and just experimenting. But there is a part of me that likes this more. It makes 5ish a true companion to 500ish — the shorter sibling, as it were. More focused on links and quick commentary than fully formed writing.
If I keep doing it this way, you could subscribe to 5ish via RSS or via the Twitter feed I set up for those individual posts. Or, again, you could just wait until the end of the week for this newsletter rounding them up and delivering them to your inbox.
As for that — I did think about just copying & pasting the entire posts below, but that would be awfully long. So for now, I’ll just link to them. Though I recognize this probably isn’t ideal (links to links?!) as it means a click over to the website to read. But perhaps you won’t want to read all of them anyway. Or maybe I’ll try the full posts next week. Or maybe I’ll even try sending out the individual posts as I write them. Again, this is the summer of experimentation. Happy Juneteenth. ☀️🍻
Baseball's State of Play (Lack Thereof)
Just a great piece of writing from Will Leitch on the current state of the MLB…
Cutting Apple's 30% Cut
The drumbeat continues for Apple to revisit their standard 30% App Store revenue cut…
Nintendo + Lego, Peas + Carrots
Lego’s new Super Mario set sounds brilliant…
6th Times a Charm?
Apple keeps rejecting Facebook’s Gaming app…
I’m probably the last person in the world to link to this brilliant post about “pizza arbitrage” (and DoorDash) by Ranjan Roy, but it is good fun.
A few weeks old at this point, but worth re-linking to Barack Obama’s thoughts about the murder of George Floyd and what it has led to and may yet lead to…
From last year, a story about insanely priced Japanese whisky. 🥃
Or maybe you’d like to learn more about the wine-in-a-can movement? 🍷
Fine, let’s just cut to the chase (and to the headache): cheap beer, in seltzer form. 🍺🤮
The App Store Commandments
It’s time for Apple to re-write and re-think the App Store rules. Because it’s 2020, not 2010. Or 2008. Or 2003.
Gmail Walks Into the Meet Bar…
Google, please don’t clutter our inboxes even more…
Email, Why Did It Have to be Email?
Will the ‘Hey’ fiasco finally tear down Apple’s in-app wall?