Archive for the 'Business' Category


Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

It’s common to observe in retrospect that a popular band, television show, clothing style, or even a country has outlived its popularity. We internet hipsters refer to this as jumping the shark, in homage to the popular American television series “Happy Days.” It’s less common to know when some focus of celebrity is at a […]

The End Of Advertising

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Dave Winer writes about the intermingling of of tech and advertising (via Brent Simmons): The tech industry has been absorbed by the ad industry, and vice versa. However, there is, imho, still room for a tech industry that is not merged with the ad industry. I’ll take this a step further: advertising is on the […]

How MarsEdit Was Named

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

For those who don’t know the history, MarsEdit didn’t originate here at Red Sweater. I acquired the software from Newsgator in early 2007 (wow, coming up on 5 years!), and it had been developed originally by Brent Simmons as a feature of NetNewsWire. Brent told me at one point that it was called MarsEdit, because […]

When Ads Feel Wrong

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Marco Arment wrote about the negative impression he had when, after paying $4.99 for a single digital issue of The New Yorker, he was nonetheless subjected to advertisements. He calls the combination of up-front purchase combined with an advertising subsidy “double-dipping,” implying that the content providers are somehow charging you twice for the same product. […]