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Today’s post is a follow-up to something I wrote over a year ago about the intersection of illustration and tech products. But it goes so into so much more depth on this subject than I did. It takes the form of a new podcast called “How to Draw a Startup”—a really superb contribution to the design conversation. I highly recommend subscribing to it.

Also, some housekeeping: my newsletter introduction to yesterday’s post was inadvertently published as a regular blog post. Oops. To be frank, I simply entered it in the wrong place. I felt pretty dumb about that when I woke up and read it this morning. I immediately took the post down, as it didn’t make a lot of sense on the public web site. But here it is again for you newsletter subscribers. As a reminder it was meant to be an introduction to my monthly roundup ofmovies watched.

Mon 25 Feb 2019

I’m very conscious of the fact that, as it becomes harder and harder for me to find time to write substantive posts about design, this blog is becoming more and more just a film diary. In part, this is because film has become the easiest thing for me to write about. I have virtually zero involvement in the entertainment industry, so unlike when I write about design, my blog posts about film raise no conflicts of interest, involve no proprietary issues, and are likely to offend no one who works in movies. That’s the hidden benefit of having absolutely no impact or influence on a subject you like to write about: complete freedom.

If you’ve noticed this trend of waning design content and creeping film content over the past year or so, I just wanted to acknowledge that shift and say: it’s not my intention to turn this into a forum for my useless opinions on movies. This is indeed a design blog still, first and foremost. I mean, it might not always look like that, but rest assured that’s the intention. Okay, I’d better get back to writing some more stuff about design.