News and Links in Bulk, 2017-10-20
Mike Monteiro wrote an intense and thoughtful piece about Twitter, its problems and the huge blind spots of founders and executives at the helm there.
On a ligher note. A new session of Magic in the Middle Ages by the University of Barcelona starts on Coursera on October 23. The course is a short, sweet (and, at times, intense) overview. If you’re interested and have a little spare time, I strongly encourage you to participate. I followed the course and got certification in January.
On Writing and Editing. Terry McDonell on the Origin of ‘Gonzo’ and Late Night Calls from Hunter S. Thompson (through a retweet from Bonnie Burton). It’s a poignant piece about reading your own prose aloud and having a great relationship with your editor.