Mostly learning in public. I look at the economics of creators: why we make stuff, who uses it, and where that value is captured.
I'm currently funded by Protocol Labs and also share a research affiliation with Harvard Kennedy School.
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I started a newsletter a few years ago. I added it as an afterthought to one of my blog posts, with the message: “Sign up here to get updates when I post something new”. That blog post happened to blow up, so I found myself with a solid audience within a few days.
I’m often asked about the role of licenses in open source: e.g. would a commercial license help pay maintainers for their work? I figured I should write a quick post summarizing my thoughts.
I’ve enjoyed playing a game called Avalon recently. I won’t go too far into the rules, but it’s a hidden role game in the vein of Secret Hitler or Werewolf, where one team is “good”, trying to uncover who among them is “evil”, before the evil team wins.