On Content Creation

November 14th, 2012 11 Comments

This comic from Matt Inman, a.k.a. the Oatmeal (@theoatmeal) is delightfully insightful.

Some thoughts and musing about making things for the web

I toyed with some cool adverbs to add to insightful, e.g. surprisingly, inspiringly, but they all seemed to cheapen his work. So, I chose delightfully because everything is better with a side of delight.

Matt writes and draws comics, much in the same way that Randall Munroe and Chris Onstad do. You know, the kind of stuff you’d never get to read if it weren’t for internets because no publisher in her/his right mind would allow them to go to print.

That is until there was a rabid audience who would pay for a book.

Matt Groening’s Life in Hell is the exception to that rule, natch.

Anyway, as you were.

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11 Responses to “On Content Creation”

  1. oraclebase Says:

    Very neat!

  2. Jake Says:

    Insightful as always, btw your Movember looks to be coming along nicely.

  3. davidhaimes Says:

    Just spent a delightful 10 minutes reading that comic. I like the your job + Internet = sad formula.

  4. oraclebase Says:

    I couldn’t think of anything good to say, but I wanted to show my appreciation for pointing to the cartoon. It’s very true. 🙂

    Regarding the Mo, it’s become the centre of my universe. 🙂



  5. Jake Says:

    I thought for sure that was your version of “FIRST!” the best, most popular comment ever.

  6. Jake Says:

    It is funny that the benchmark for success remains publishing a physical book (even for very successful intertubes writers) or producing a celluloid movie. I think we tend to get too close to this medium, or maybe that’s changing. Dunno, definitely funny though.

    Kinda like when you say you build software, and then have to explain what kind 🙂

  7. oraclebase Says:

    LOL. If only I had thought of that! 🙂

  8. davidhaimes Says:

    When I say I work in IT, people will generally want me to look at a problem with their printer.

  9. Jake Says:

    Me too, or some random issue w their phone/tablet/laptop that no one else can fix.

  10. joel garry Says:

    Dance, Monkey, Dance!

  11. Jake Says:

    I’m dancing as fast as I can!

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