La Tinaja

I mean: I like art! But I’ve found real satisfaction in this work, too, and I think a lot of people would—people who maybe don’t realize it; who got channeled early into things like law or science or tech. There’s a “full-spectrum-ness” to a small business that’s very satisfying; a real sense, as with books, of authorship.

From Robin Sloan’s Year of the Meteor newsletter, installment 42

This is Robin talking about his experience with running his Fat Gold olive oil business and is a great distillation of my continued attraction to the multi-faceted nature of projects that are businesses over purely academic or creative projects. There’s an accountability—in a material, tangible sense, rather than a moral or intellectual one—that doesn’t frequently come from other categories of projects.

14 Oct 2019