2015-09-20 2 min read



Zach wrote a really good retrospective on our sourcing trip to China for The Public Radio. It's kind of a must-read for anyone thinking about manufacturing and product development... which unless I'm crazy should be everyone on this mailing list.

Meanwhile I got some new EBM titanium bike parts from Addaero, and am scheming on some fun things there :)


  • Google (ugh, Alphabet?) hired John Krafcik to CEO their self-driving car business. Krafcik was the first American engineer hired at NUMMI (now the Tesla factory), and coined the term "lean production."
  • Etsy launched their manufacturing product, which helps shop owners to scale their businesses. I know that Amanda has been working on these ideas for a while, and am really interested in seeing where it goes.




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


A discussion on what types of images are *really* difficult
to compress by JPEG.

Love, Spencer.

p.s. - We should be better friends. Send me a note, and 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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