Status Update

Back from a hiatus last week while I was traveling in London. But I'm still on the road -- right now
April 24 - Issue #64 - View online
The Happy Hour
Back from a hiatus last week while I was traveling in London. But I’m still on the road – right now in Vancouver. Which reminds me. I love Slack’s new status messages. They make it so simple to tell others where you are and for you to tell where others are. 
This concept, is nothing new, of course. People of my age will see these and look back fondly on AIM (AOL Instant Messenger). In college, I basically lived on AIM and would put way more time than I care to admit into crafting away messages. 
It was Twitter before Twitter. 
Slack’s version has its own Slack-twist, of course: emoji. In fact, several people I see in my various Slacks are using only emoji for their status messages. It makes the creation of team-based custom-emoji even more brilliant. 
Aside: this newsletter is now past 1,500 subscribers. I’ve thus far avoided any real promotion because I want to keep things tight (maintaining a high open and click-through rate because I know those of you reading this actually want to read this, because you found it somehow!). And because it’s still just an experiment, of sorts :) But I very much appreciate everyone taking the time.

It me.
5ish Links
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Inside Story of the Kushner-Bannon Civil War
No-Sports TV? Viacom, AMC, Discovery Said Eyeing Web Bundle
Why Apple Is Losing Its Shine in China
IBM posts first revenue miss in five quarters, shares tumble
Meet the new boss...
Quickish Hits
The Talk Show ✪ with Special Guest MG Siegler
Apple Said to Add Beats 1 Broadcasting Booth to Iconic Fifth Avenue Store in New York City
Apple Readies iPhone Overhaul for Smartphone’s 10th Anniversary
500ish Words
Nintendo Shouldn’t Be Running Nintendo
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