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Welcome to Friday's Big Revolution, typed by exceptionally cold fingers this December morn. – Martin
 
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Big Revolution
Welcome to Friday’s Big Revolution, typed by exceptionally cold fingers this December morn.
Martin

Big things you need to know today
  • Fast delivery firm Postmates has unveiled a new robot called Serve. The cute little thing will deliver packages while being more considerate to pedestrians than other delivery robots. It also has ‘eyes’ so a remote operator can take over if needed.
  • Medium has discussed buying the publisher of New York Magazine. While a deal may not go ahead, it seems Ev Williams is serious about investing in media.
  • YouTube’s Rewind 2018 is now the most disliked video on the platform, overtaking Justin Bieber’s ‘Baby.’ Launched nine days ago, the video has annoyed creators for not reflecting the truly culture of YouTube.
The big thought
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Thinking of the members
The ‘Big Thought’ section of the newsletter is usually where on weekdays I share a perspective on recent developments in tech and media, but today I want to talk about Christmas and New Year fortnight.
Big Revolution will be taking a bit of a break from December 22nd to January 7th. But if you’re a paying member, you’ll also receive the following:
  • weekend editions on December 22nd and 23rd
  • a full edition on the 24th
  • a full edition on the 27th
  • a weekend edition on the 29th
  • a full edition on the 31st
  • a full edition on the 3rd
  • weekend editions on the 5th and 6th
That’s not quite a full, normal service, but I think it’s a good balance that helps give your inbox a little break while keeping you updated on the news and stocked up with good reads.
From the 7th we’ll go back to serving all subscribers as normal.
I want to make sure paying members feel valued (you are, folks!), and will explore other ways of doing this in 2019. Ideas are always welcome, just reply to this email!
And if you’re not yet a paying member but want to be kept up to date over what Americans call 'the holidays,’ you can become a member here.
One big read
Dr. Elon & Mr. Musk: Life Inside Tesla's Production Hell Dr. Elon & Mr. Musk: Life Inside Tesla's Production Hell
Why you shouldn’t mess with Elon Musk if you work at Tesla, and why even if you don’t you could still get fired.
One big tweet
Microsoft has the perfect stocking filler for fans of 23-year-old operating systems…
Windows
Introducing the latest #Windows95 custom "softwear."😉 Wish you could rock the #WindowsUglySweater? 👀 your DMs, because we're giving a few lucky fans one of their very own. https://t.co/84kQLtYsF2
10:16 PM - 13 Dec 2018
That’s all for today...
Back tomorrow with your weekend good reads.
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