Most of the reason for this post is to link to this fantastic thing at McSweeneys, all about the vast superiority of newspapers. But it’s so obviously self-serving just to do that that I’ve appended this minor news update.
This is what we’ve been up to:
1. Management have been in the US, talking to possible partners and planning for our proper North American launch.
2. Engineering have been doing Coding Fist Bumps as they relentlessly improve the site, constantly releasing new features.
3. Customer Service have been servicing customers and have been thinking how we can help people finish the papers they’ve started but haven’t got round to completing. It’s so heart-wrenching to think of those 11 and 15 page papers sitting there, just waiting for the final moment of inspiration. Is there anything we can do to help you clear that final hurdle? (And, to be honest, a bit of extra business wouldn’t hurt right now. It’s been a relatively quiet week.)
4. Design and Sales and Marketing have been locked in a titanic series of Words With Friends games. I guess that might explain the parenthetical statement at the end of point 3.