More. Faster. But whatever happened to better?
Consumed => “Micah Baldwin, Graphicly And The Future Of Publishing: You Think You Know, But You Have No Idea” by Drew Olanoff on TechCrunch.
=> My value add (i.e., left a comment)…
Interesting. Certainly something that I think I can use.
That said, with all due respect, this is the easy problem. A hub-y platform connected via APIs that makes it easier for more people to publish more stuff. Pardon my bluntness but who’s going to read all this shite? As the noise increases the consumption / participation will drop, yes? Or at the very least, each new piece further divides the possible market share, or at least the attention of the buyer/consumer.
Yes, the Graphicly biz model works but what about the broader context? Taking candy from (self-publishing) babies is easy. The hard question so to speak (and pardon me for getting a bit off topic), is how to you stop adults from eating all that candy without getting fat on wasted time?
The hard problem is filtering the fire hose. How do I find what it is I don’t even know that I’m looking for? How do I optimize my time so I’m consuming the highest quality resources possible? Don’t get me wrong, technically Graphicly is quite an accomplishment. I’m impressed. Yes, it’s more. Yes, it’s faster. But why has it – and so many others – abandoned better?
Thanks for listening.