John Sexton, noting why he thinks that Ezra Klein’s new Vox… thingy… may not live up to the hype:
Whatever the case, technology is not capable of adding to or subtracting from the list of things that interest human beings.
It’s a relevant quote because, as near as I can tell, the entire concept of Vox orbits around the idea that producing a service (Big Wonkery, essentially) will generate a demand for it. In this particular case, I kind of doubt it …no, not because Jeff Bezos passed on it. Klein asking for at least ten million guarantees it. No, the reason that I kind of doubt it is because Bezos didn’t turn around and do the idea himself for about one million.
Because if he did, it’d be honestly more likely to work.