Culture reporter Molly Young is leaving The Daily to be a freelancer. She’s the fourth staffer to leave The (young) Daily, and the third from the Sasha Frere-Jones’ culture desk. Which raises two thoughts: 1) Man, we knew people were gonna flee The Daily fast. And they are. 2) What are you doing to your people, Sasha?
For those of you unfamiliar with the “Bingo Card” concept, basically, if you see one or more of your favorite arguments for how ZOMG EPUBBING WILL CHANGE THE WORLD FOR EVAR on the bingo card, you can be assured that your argument is not, in fact, anywhere as good (or original) as you might think it is. You might wish to cultivate new ones, or at least learn why your favorite argument isn’t always super-mega-ultra-convincing to those of us who have to think about this stuff as it regards our professional lives.
I used to have a difficult time reading a book on my iPad before bed, even on the lowest brightness setting. The eerie glow, no matter how faint, would slowly but surely sap the tiredness away from me. The next thing I knew it would be three in the morning and I would be wide awake.
Now, when I’m alone, I just leave my bedside light on. With the easy addition of ambient lighting, I don’t get that screen-induced insomnia.