Don't call it a comeback
Tom was in Montréal the other day for a conference and we recorded a podcast episode reviewing what has happened in the two years that have passed since the last episode.
In this episode we talk about, amongst other things:
- How fine arts and literary fiction projects are generally more successful than software projects as they are more likely to achieve what they aimed to achieve than software.
- The industry cites ‘commercial viability’ without actually looking at what’s commercially viable.
- The gap between what people clearly want and what is being provided.
- How the publishing industry should be doing more experimentation that’s explicitly targeted at the mainstream.
- How next to nothing has changed in two years.
- Value and business models.
- People are hungry for new and interesting things.
Warning! Iffy acoustics and we are well out of practice at this podcast thing.