Interface: 56. Etsy for Things in Development (S2E02)

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Ian pledged $50 to get a glorified selfie stick, but only half of it has been shipped. Chase spent $100 on a video game that may or may not actually be made one day. A combination of physical and phycological factors lead to successful campaigns on crowdfunding platforms, but sometimes even the most convincing sales pitches turn out to be much less impressive – so what makes people willing to hand over their money?

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Interface: 55. A Thumb Drive Full of Cat GIFs (S2E01)

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Don’t call it a comeback, we’ve been here for months! That’s the song that introduced me to hip-hop, and I listened to my mp3 of it over and over before the bitrate degraded too much for WinAmp to play it anymore. It was my copy, but every time I put it on a new hard drive it got a little fuzzier. I don’t know why I’m explaining this; you know how DRM works. Eventually I farmed out enough spare CPU cycles that I could afford another copy, but by that time (of course) I was just buying the rights to the song anyway.

Destroy before sharing (or is it just improving?)
The rarest digital video game
DRM sucks!
S H I T P I C S
Spotify has a lot of users
Hang out with your buddies in VR

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Interface: 52. The Background Music of Your Life

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Some people take tens of photos every month. Other people take thousands. With the immediacy and accessibility of photography in the modern world, is a photograph as meaningful or valuable as it was when you paid for film? And what do we do with out 10,000 photos once we’ve collected them?

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