It’s here!! I’m so, so excited to show you the cover for The Polaris Uprising!!
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That’s it. That’s what mattered, it turns out. The experience of a product. Your mother and father, your best friend, your wife, they’re not in this rubric. Your daughter doesn’t matter, except for those parts of your daughter that you experienced through a product. Your home, your body, sexual congress, the death of a loved one: no. Forget these things. Experience a product.
Wouldn’t It Be Nice (stack-o-vocals mix) // The Beach Boys
I’ve posted this before, but it’s been a long time and there are new people around. And it never gets old.
This is the vocals-only mix of “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” and it will blow your head clean off. The brilliance of the songwriting and the arrangement combined with the flawless execution (40 years before auto-tune!) makes this one of my favorite recordings ever.
Truth is, I always thought the original version with the full band behind it was just kind of OK. The first time I heard this version, though, was one of those transcendent moments where I felt more deeply connected to the universe. I’m not even kidding. And that feeling hasn’t gone away after repeated listens.
Perfect. I love this so much.
You guys have listened to this, haven’t you?
Man, my copy doesn’t have this. Gotta get this. Awesome.
HAHA WHERE DID THEY EVEN COME FROM?!
(It’s funny because their shirts are blue.)
Creedence Clearwater Revival dining at Taco Bell in 1969
I’m delighted to announce that we’ve reached an agreement to acquire Tumblr!
We promise not to screw it up. Tumblr is incredibly special and has a great thing going. We will operate Tumblr independently. David Karp will remain CEO. The product roadmap, their team, their wit and irreverence will all remain the same as will their mission to empower creators to make their best work and get it in front of the audience they deserve. Yahoo! will help Tumblr get even better, faster.
Tumblr has built an amazing place to follow the world’s creators. From art to architecture, fashion to food, Tumblr hosts 105 million different blogs. With more than 300 million monthly unique visitors and 120,000 signups every day, Tumblr is one of thefastest-growing media networks in the world. Tumblr sees 900 posts per second (!) and 24 billion minutes spent onsite each month. On mobile, more than half of Tumblr’s users are using the mobile app, and those users do an average of 7 sessions per day. Tumblr’s tremendous popularity and engagement among creators, curators and audiences of all ages brings a significant new community of users to the Yahoo! network. The combination of Tumblr+Yahoo! could grow Yahoo!’s audience by 50% to more than a billion monthly visitors, and could grow traffic by approximately 20%.
In terms of working together, Tumblr can deploy Yahoo!’s personalization technology and search infrastructure to help its users discover creators, bloggers, and content they’ll love. In turn, Tumblr brings 50 billion blog posts (and 75 million more arriving each day) to Yahoo!’s media network and search experiences. The two companies will also work together to create advertising opportunities that are seamless and enhance user experience.
As I’ve said before, companies are all about people. Getting to know the Tumblr team has been really amazing. I’ve long held the view that in all things art and design, you can feel the spirit and demeanor of those who create them. That’s why it was no surprise to me that David Karp is one of the nicest, most empathetic people I’ve ever met. He’s also one of the most perceptive, capable entrepreneurs I’ve worked with. His respect for Tumblr’s community of creators is awesome, and I’m absolutely delighted to have him and his entire team join Yahoo!.
Both Tumblr and Yahoo! share a vision to make the Internet the ultimate creative canvas by focusing on users, design — and building experiences that delight and inspire the world every day.
Bet Yahoo runs Tumblr like they run Flickr, and I bet that’ll be ok.
Edit: Then they redesigned Flickr. Yeah. Still.