Twitter is shutting down Periscope, the video app it acquired several years ago when Facebook Live threatened to lap the field. When we stream the Gillmor Gang conferences, we send them to Facebook, Twitter, and an unlisted embed on YouTube. At one point, we planned to stream its present session live on TechCrunch, but for now we’re posting the revised form there.
In the weeks leading up to January 20 th, the live Telegram feed at https :// t.me/ Gillmorgang has been dominated by the Trump focus on overturning the election results. Each miscarried attempt to alter the outcome diluteds Trump’s leverage as his Republican allies struggle with his menaces and Twitter rage. In exactly a few weeks of this, the car-mechanics of vaccine spread has overtaken the political narration as beings start calculating the number of eras to getting access to the medicine. What Trump does in 2024? Who cares.
Pardons are also losing resistance as White House staff jockey for access to the vaccine. With a couple of weeks to the New Year and then a sprint to Biden’s installation, the cable systems are retooling for ratings fodder in the brand-new normal. Tech business are rejiggering their real estate and taxation inferences of where the home office is located in a Work from Anywhere environment.
Handicapping the Georgia special polls will replenish the majority of members of the cable bulletin schedule until January 6th, but no matter what happens in the Senate, the real action displacements to corporate and economic imperatives to control the pandemic through behavior around concealments, distancing, real testing, and contact tracing to isolate the pockets of virus resist to herd immunity. While authority commissions are difficult to install at a national level, corporate requirements are more likely to succeed.
Week two of the streaming realignment pieces some talent lashback from big movie leads. It’s reminiscent of last year’s brief Spielberg attack on Netflix and Oscar politics. This time it’s the Oscars that are losing credibility. It’s still a ways to go before the Best Picture category is all streaming but the public out there is in no hurry to see Dune on the big screen. As with the election, facts are a trailing indicator. The move to streaming is not if but when.
Less particular is when I upgrade to the next iPhone. Duty of the problem is the competition for mindshare with the M1 MacBooks. Instead of one device I don’t need there are two. It’s clearly a one percent mental crisis on the surface, but beneath prowls a serious debate on what we do as the twinned viruses wane. The phone is the new MTV, the Star Trek communicator, and the Get SmartShoe flattened into one. The laptop is a different story, a forceful harmonizing of the suite of services across the desktop and portable platforms.
The new phone presents iterative improvements — a better camera, 5G support, a bigger battery. M1 jumpstarts a application flow across all Apple devices, propagandizing professional video editing and post-production tools to a prosumer purchaser locate that gravely peril Windows and Intel as the dominant platform for a post pandemic economy. Those still amortizing the last generation of the MacBook Pro 16 will hold out, but fight will fade. The move to Apple Silicon is not if but when.
Still I don’t have a the reasons for buying one. I’ll simply “re going to have to” do it anyway.
By the road, I’ll pretend to fund the M1 by cutting back on my newsletter dues. Smart writers like the Ben’s Stratechery and Evans are caught behind the paywall of their shiny brand-new newsletters, which market reach for income. Then the very special long form fragments they used to justify the subscription rate start demonstrating up a few weeks later in the clear. It’s the newsletter explanation of the Hollywood windowing system that Jason Kilar and WarnerMedia are blowing up with HBO Max.
This piece by Ben Thompson is a hybrid of the structure. It’s got plenty of mentions from his Daily pay newsletter desegregated with a less businesslike but more supple rectify of semi-ideas that actually do me want to subscribe. Like this 😛 TAGEND
On the flipside, to the extent that v2 social networking allows people to be themselves in all the different ways they wish to be, the more likely it is they become close to people who construe other parts of the world in ways that differ from their own. Critically, though, unlike Facebook or Twitter, that exposure happens in an environment of trust that encourages understanding , not posturing.
This is M1 fodder, I’ll call it. Lost in the social network lockdown miasma but somehow potentially transcendent of the big fish in a small pond quandary where the newsletter eco arrangement thwarts. 10 bucks a month goes 3 or 4 supplements up to real coin I won’t be funneling to Cupertino, or Disney+ or Whatever+ for that matter. But a bale of cooperating newsletters that promote a certain type of work that aggregates useful data about a tactical influential public — you betcha.
from the Gillmor Gang Newsletter
The Gillmor Gang — Frank Radice, Michael Markman, Keith Teare, Denis Pombriant, Brent Leary, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, December 11, 2020.
Produced and directed by Tina Chase Gillmor @tinagillmor
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