Winning Slowly

There are plenty of podcasts that will tell you how the latest tech gadget or “innovation” will affect the tech landscape tomorrow, but there aren’t that many concerned with the potential impact of that tech in a decade—much less a century. In a culture obsessed with now, how can we make choices with a view for tomorrow, next year, and beyond? 25–35-minute episodes released the first and third Wednesdays of the month.


episode 8: 1.08: How Victor Hugo Could Afford to Live

Show NotesIn which we talk about the drive to publish all the time and the value of publishing more substantive content at a slower pace. We talk about the way the internet has driven us toward rapid-fire publishing models and how long-form and high-quality content is difficult (if not impossible) to publish on this model. We look at how to build an audience via quality and the slow route instead of the click-driven model, note that this is difficult to sustain as a means of income, and even think a bit about the history of long-form and serial publishing.

  • Intro (1:23)
  • Peak Stream (1:23–6:44)
  • Winning Slowly Quickly (6:44–11:14)
  • Winning Slowly Slowly (11:14–23:33)
  • Conclusion (23:33–24:35)
  • “Seasons” from Palm Ghosts by Palm Ghosts
  • “Winning Slowly Theme” by Chris Krycho. Mmm. Piano.
  • “2013: The Year the ‘Stream’ Crested” – the Atlantic
  • Chris’ favorite podcasts (the ones he gets sad if they come out late):

    • The Incomparable
    • Accidental Tech Podcast
  • Independent Clauses – Stephen’s independent music site, with reviews that work as press quotes for small indie bands.

    • Stephen’s review of Palm Ghosts
  • Craig Mod

    • Post-Artifact Books & Publishing
    • Subcompact Publishing
    • Hack the Cover
  • John Siracusa

    • OS X 10.9 “Mavericks” Review

      • iBooks
      • Kindle
    • Hypercritical
  • Obduction Kickstarter – the new game from the folks behind Myst
  • Elite: Dangerous – a crowdfunded space sim currently in development

    • the Kickstarter project
  • Star Citizen – another crowdfunded space sim

    • the Kickstarter project
  • Shigeru Miyamoto: A rushed game is forever bad
  • Longform
  • Medium
  • Entitlement issues… – Neil Gaiman on George R. R. Martin’s writing pace
  • Previous episodes referenced on the show:

    • 0.09: Humility Please
    • 1.05: Ars Moriendi
    • 1.07: They Both Start With a ‘T’
  • iTunes
  • Twitter
  • Facebook


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