2015-06-22 2 min read



I took the weekend off.

I also spent an inordinate amount of time reading the Paul Ford "What is Code?" piece, which I'm still not done with but endorse anyway.




  • A good Planet Money story on how a dispute with German poultry farmers ended up with the US placing a tariff on pickup trucks that stands to today.


  • Horace Dediu on the business models that Apple/Google/Uber use to make their maps businesses work.

Stuff that doesn't fit into my dumb/arbitrary categories.

  • Jeb Bush's website's source code contained (for at least a little while) a synopsis of Die Hard.


I need a machine shop in NYC for some prototyping work.
Who's got the hookup? And why has it been so hard to find?
They'll get to work on cool stuff like this:

Love, Spencer.

ps - Thank you to everyone - especially my friends at Gin Lane, Undercurrent, Brilliant Bicycles and on twitter - who referred me to everything here.

We should be closer friends. Coffee's on me.

Spencer Wright
Spencer Wright
Spencer Wright is the (mostly accidental) founder of Scope of Work, which he started writing (as The Prepared) in 2013. Today he serves as its editor-in-chief and chief dilettante.
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