I always try to make what I write in this “comment” section interesting enough to be worth your time without being controversial. I made a mistake last week, and what I intended to be a positive spin on what is happening in our community, unfortunately, made many people angry.

There were two problems. My description of Elon Musk offended many people, and others were upset because they saw the entire comment as an attempt to politicise this newsletter. That was not my intention, and I am sorry if it came across that way.

I know that most of you who did not hit reply to last week’s issue were probably not offended by what I said. Still, the strength of the abuse and angry responses I received made me seriously consider whether I want to keep writing a “comment” section in this newsletter. I certainly need to take a break from them to consider it.

I’m not looking for sympathy by saying this. I almost sent this without a comment, but I wanted to explain why, at least in the short term, this section of the newsletter will be shorter or missing entirely, and it will focus on links, just like it did when it started.

Dave Verwer  



Business and Marketing



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And finally...

“But why can’t we call the new Apple Music AI-powered recommendations EarGenius?”

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