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Notes on dynamic meters

A new type of paywall model is emerging: The dynamic meter.

Fairmount Park Trolley Trail (history and maps)

Nestled within West Fairmount Park–at times mere feet away from the Schuykill Expressway–there exist the remains of a sprawling and once-vital transportation system of the 20th century.

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Water, sand, and societal change

What do you know about fluid dynamics? I’ll be honest, my understand is lay at best. But what little I know is still instructive for understanding ~~SOCIETAL CHANGE~~.

As in restaurants so in news

On Henri Rousseau, age, and naivety

A 2009 visit to the Barnes Museum in Lower Merion introduced me to Rousseau, whose style I instantly adored and whose story I came to respect.

La Colombe raising some prices, just please don’t touch the sparkling water

Quick note after stopping at the Dilworth-adjacent La Colombe this morning. Prices on some drinks, cappuccinos for example, will be raised next Wednesday September 6. Exact prices weren’t ready yet, at least at the counter, but it sounds like iced coffee will be unaffected by this round of price increases (currently $3 for a draft coffee and $3.50 for a draft latte).

Peeking at the future of the Reading Viaduct (Paris edition)

Here are some pictures of the Reading Viaduct’s inspiration in Paris.

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Fairmount Park Trolley Trail (history and maps)

Nestled within West Fairmount Park–at times mere feet away from the Schuykill Expressway–there exist the remains of a sprawling and once-vital transportation system of the 20th century.

Notes on dynamic meters

A new type of paywall model is emerging: The dynamic meter.

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Amazon shareowner letter from Jeff Bezos

Incredible company, love the focus (even if the reach is a little concerning).

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How to Convert a Shortcode to a Gutenberg Block (Daniel Bachhuber for Pantheon)

Shortcodes are a quintessential WordPress feature. They’ll continue to work when WordPress 5.0 is released, but should be converted to to Gutenberg blocks for the best possible user experience.

Notes on newsletters

Following up my previous post on the membership business model for news, newsletters go hand-in-hand with successful audience acquisition & conversion into paid members.

Notes on the membership model for news

I am starting to explore and plan some membership work and I've been collecting notes about the business model.

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