This Week’s Stories: media, tech, small biz, and culture
By Jeff Howland
Apple Designer Jonathon Ive Talks About Steve Jobs and New Products
Apple’s design chief helped transform computing, phones and music. The company’s secrecy and Ive’s modesty mean he has never given an in-depth interview—until now.
What it Feels Like to be Washed Up at 35
Noam Scheiber, New Republic
The Brutal Ageism of Tech Years of experience, plenty of talent, completely obsolete . Silicon Valley has become one of the most ageist places in America. Tech luminaries who otherwise pride themselves on their dedication to meritocracy don’t think twice about deriding the not-actually-old. “Young people are just smarter,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told an audience at Stanford back in 2007.
Building the Next Pixar
Evie Nagy, Fast Company
Some of Pixar’s most illustrious alums, steeped for decades in Pixar’s potent creative culture, reveal how they apply the company’s philosophies of success to their own ventures–and you can, too.
The Newsonomics of Digital First Media’s Thunderdome implosion (and coming sale)
Ken Doctor, Neiman Journalism Lab
Project Thunderdome is dead and DFM will soon put its newspapers on the auction block. Are the new rounds of investors who bought into newspapers over the past half-decade getting antsy?
Fighting Over the Field of Dreams
Adam Doster, The Atlantic
A quarter century ago, in rural Iowa, a Hollywood crew built a temporary baseball diamond for a now-classic movie. Maintained as a tourist attraction since, the field has recently been sold, and a developer’s new plans for it are dividing some of the community’s landowners. Which raises a curious question: Should the field’s fake authenticity be preserved?
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