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Merlin Mann | Sep 25 2008
While this article about The Wire deliberately contains as few actual spoilers about the show as possible, it does contain numerous links to pages with information that will tell you critical spoiler information about the stories and fates of the show's characters. The article also contains language and links that are very much not safe for work. Please proceed with caution on all fronts.
In the time since I gallantly announced what makes a good blog, I’ve had time to think more about the qualities of work that endures.
Not thinking just of personal blogs here, or solely in terms of the ways that we can improve online publishing and social media —although clearly these are areas that could stand some improvement. I’m talking about the extent to which some of those qualities that I mentioned in that article relate to broader ideas around all creative work and the process behind how it gets made well and consistently by an auteur who’s only incidentally a merchant.
And it’s especially got me thinking about how any thing we choose to make today can contribute to, for lack of a better phrase, an arc.
So, naturally, I’ve been thinking a lot about The Wire.read more »
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