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jonathanrstern · 20h ago

Hey Daniel,

When do you think is the right time to try to monetize a product like


jonathanrstern · 3d ago

Awesome - Congratulations!!

jonathanrstern · 6d ago

Great idea! Would be very cool to build something that shows who all is upcoming. (From time to time, I'll tweet about who's coming soon, but it'd be better if that were built into the site somehow.)

No fixed criteria. "Notable" is a vague, amorphous, ever-expanding classification. As I said in my initial post, the idea here is not to exclude anyone but to establish a track record of quality discussion before opening it up. We’re wary of elitism and committed to including as many people (and perspectives) as possible. This is also why we have a ‘Suggest’ page on the website for readers who are interested in recommending future authors/topics.

Submit the suggestion and we'll do our best to get your friend involved!

jonathanrstern · 7d ago

We've considered hiring voice actors to record some of our content but it would be pricey -- hundreds of dollars per dialogue.

What do you think about computerized text-to-speech? Any favorite apps that do this?

jonathanrstern · 6d ago

Hadn't seen this one - thank you!!

jonathanrstern · 7d ago

Absolutely a top 3 essay! Love that one

jonathanrstern · 7d ago

Reading now!

jonathanrstern · 6d ago

Agreed. It's a neat app, but I'd rather spend my time reading good articles and books. Will definitely keep you posted if I find any good hosts/shows.

jonathanrstern · 9d ago

I wouldn't be surprised if Clubhouse persisted on their own for a while. Sort of like Snap.

They're doing a fabulous job, and I see why people love it. But.... I've always preferred text.

Chris Dixon (a16z) shared this a while back on Twitter, and I'll never forget it. I don't think it's his quote, but he linked to it.

"Text is the most socially useful communication technology. It works well in 1:1, 1:N, and M:N modes. It can be indexed and searched efficiently, even by hand. It can be translated. It can be produced and consumed at variable speeds. It is asynchronous. It can be compared, diffed, clustered, corrected, summarized and filtered algorithmically. It permits multiparty editing. It permits branching conversations, lurking, annotation, quoting, reviewing, summarizing, structured responses, exegesis, even fan fic. The breadth, scale and depth of ways people use text is unmatched by anything. There is no equivalent in any other communication technology for the social, communicative, cognitive and reflective complexity of a library full of books or an internet full of postings. Nothing else comes close."

What do you think: Is Clubhouse-style live audio here to stay?

jonathanrstern · 9d ago

Wow Dixon and Gross. Watching now.
Thanks Jackson.