In this harsh winter season of rain and snow, and beset by political instability, painting can restore the senses and offer a tonic for the soul.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/01/08/the-heir-to-matisse-with-a-dose-of-california-cool.html

The NY Times is the canary and newspapers are in the coal mine.

What the Times plans and executes with regard to distribution will be the existential bellwether of printed news, arts and lifestyle content in the near term.

Moreover as the digital platform continues to assert strategic and marketing primacy, this priority has become the primary endeavor of the NY Times and for every print media company.

 

How The New York Times Is Clawing Its Way Into the Future

 

https://www.themediabriefing.com/article/five-admissions-from-the-nyt-s-2020-report

View story at Medium.com

From Ben Thompson, a comprehensive model of media in our time.

The Great Unbundling

Revolutionary in many ways and world changing in every way.

https://mondaynote.com/the-iphone-unsung-sine-qua-non-b3799acb6b47#.q3z4shvv6

Leave it to France to refine the work/life balance.

How to enjoy France’s right-to-disconnect law without living in France

According to Fred Wilson.

What Is Going To Happen In 2017

Love what you do.

http://www.indoek.com/archives/series/surf-shacks

Benedict Evans always provides a smart and comprehensive perspective on digital technology.

http://ben-evans.com/benedictevans/2016/12/8/mobile-is-eating-the-world