How you can avoid boring people more this weekend

Reminder of the paid weekly updates launching this weekend

In case you missed it over the holiday weekend, I did a comprehensive year end review of my content, which included:

If you like napkin diagrams, sign up here for more [1] :

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Starting this weekend I'll be experimenting with paid weekly updates, in addition to the free monthly update. More details can be found in the year end recap; the main points are:

  • Pricing is $6/mth or $60/year. Early subscribers will get a ~20% discount with pricing of $5/mth or $50/year [2]

  • This gets you early, direct access to weekly content that will be shorter and more varied in subject

  • Monthly content will remain free for as long as I keep writing

This is an experiment to see if I̶’̶m̶ ̶w̶o̶r̶t̶h̶ ̶a̶n̶y̶t̶h̶i̶n̶g̶ all you lovely engaged readers are interested in paying for more frequent content. The weeklies will be much more varied, ranging from how we all suck at taking feedback and how to get better to controversies in the art world. View it more as support for what I do [3] and early, rawer access to what I read and think.

The first paid update this weekend will be a response to Dan Wang’s letter, providing my thoughts on tech in China. If that and more random weekly content sounds interesting to you, here’s the link to subscribe as an early supporter at a ~20% discount:

Get 17% off forever

Thanks again for all the support so far! Excited to write more in 2020.


  1. More napkin diagrams not guaranteed

  2. It’s technically 17%+, I’m rounding here. I’m hoping to keep that as lifetime pricing for early supporters, but can’t guarantee it since substack might change policies and increase the min fee I have to charge. As mentioned in the year end recap, if you were an early subscriber with a complimentary subscription and want to keep that status for free, send me an email and I’ll grandfather you in, no questions asked. Have already done so for friends.

  3. The monthly updates take a week to write; weeklies take a day. Also please do note the weeklies will all eventually be available on my personal blog after a significant delay, so really the subscription is a show of support