Bots

On the boredom and misogyny of gendered bots.

Legalese

Thoughts on GitHub, discrimination, and language.

You keep using that word

A close look at the origins and evolution of the word “meritocracy,” and the politics that our language reveals.

Back

A responsive redesign.

Starts

Today marks my last day with Typekit.

Deploy

On publishing as the beginning, not the end; the third and final part in a series of articles that expand upon my essay in Issue No. 1 of Contents.

Markup

Why editors need to know HTML; part two in a series of articles that expand upon my essay in Issue No. 1 of Contents.

Represent

The first in a series of articles that expand upon my essay in Issue No. 1 of Contents.

Change

On the occasion of the release of the fourth book from A Book Apart.

On the news

How we read is breaking ranks with how the news is made.

Three

On building a publishing house, and loving great content.

Forever

On the length of forever, and our role as caretakers.

The company of others

On the release of A Book Apart’s second title, CSS3 for Web Designers from the inimitable Dan Cederholm.

Roots

On getting back to the words, and joining Typekit.

On audience

More on the new publishing, and how A Book Apart is older than it seems.

On publishing

Three announcements about the future of publishing.

On craft

On my decision to leave Norton—my home for nearly a decade— and join the ranks at Etsy.

On work

“Work” can mean toil or slog, but it can also mean creation, opus, oeuvre.

On the library

I wonder if the promise of an ebook isn’t the book but the library.

Beginnings

The relaunch of A Working Library, and what I’ve come to think of as a new beginning.

On feeding

As I write this, I am baking bread. Or, at least, I am trying to bake bread.

On advertising

Let’s pretend, for a moment, that the reading experience on the web is dependent upon an advertising economy.

By design

By design, a text makes a statement as to how it should be read—or if it should be read at all.

Unreadable?

A response to Joe Clark’s article in Scroll Magazine on reading long on the web.