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Translation of Ben Franklin’s 1731 Apology for Printers into modern vernacular

Ben Franklin’s 1731 Apology for Printers, translated into modern vernacular.

EverQuote and patent medicine

In a thread begun October 2016, Washington Post technology director Aram Zucker-Scharff tweeted about the shady advertising practices of EverQuote, a Boston-based startup. Since then these ads have become prolific on the web (and nearly as prolific are Aram’s tweets documenting the malfeasance).

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Philly should learn from tech by embracing “OKR’s”

By setting OKR’s, leaders can provide north stars that can guide decisions at any level of the organization.

Less, More, and None

Lenfest Institute and Digital First Media?

Notes on dynamic meters

Notes on newsletters

Essays

Capturing Shawmont Station before its $1,000,000 preservation begins – the oldest extant passenger rail station in America

Originally a 18′ by 36′ stone house (Wissahickon Schist), the structure wouldn’t have stood out from the other country homes in this part of Philadelphia, at the tip of the Manayunk Reach, situated at the end of today’s Manayunk Canal Towpath.

Testing WordPress Gutenberg on a high volume news site

Water, sand, and societal change

Lenfest Institute and Digital First Media?

What if Alden let another organization manage its newspaper assets as a blind trust? It would lose a great deal of flexibility in using DFM assets to leverage other companies it owns, but it would be able to wash its hands of the growing public relations crisis. Furthermore, it would give space for the strategic direction of DFM to be explored and pursued without the added baggage of hedge fund cross-percolation.

The other Hershey (and its railroad)

Cuban town Camilo Cienfuegos might be one of the least expected places to find remnants of America’s great 20th-century industrial expansion – that is, until you hear its pre-revolutionary name: Hershey.

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.

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Translation of Ben Franklin’s 1731 Apology for Printers into modern vernacular

Ben Franklin's 1731 Apology for Printers, translated into modern vernacular.

Automattic needs to rebalance its hate speech & free speech/copyright protections as soon as possible

Matt Mullenweg has been on the right side of history for most of his life. Open source, blogging, distributed teams – these are transformative ideas.

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Carroll Street, a little-known subterranean street which runs under some of the best-known buildings in Chicago’s River North neighborhood

The Chicago Sun-Times was the last company to use the tracks of this underground right-of-way through River North.

📷 Philly Free Streets: North Broad Street

Great weather for Philly Free Streets, which is happening until 1pm today. Broad Street is open from City Hall to Erie Ave.

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Salon, Slate, and a History of the Tricky Business of Publishing Online

“The business of publishing online continues to ebb and flow.”

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Twitter is not The New York Times. It is Times Square.

While I thought Adrienne's piece was great, I am also convinced by Jeff's argument that platforms aren't publishers. Perhaps we need a new name for these platform keepers.

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