Blogging History: Netflix uses piracy to guide business decisions; Asking favors from writers; Bubblegum Alley

One year

Netflix uses piracy stats to choose its programming: Senior executives from Netflix have explained their method for choosing which programs to license for the service: they buy the rights to the most-pirated shows in each territory, because that's where the demand is.

Five years

Author John Scalzi "On The Asking of Favors From Established Writers": John Scalzi's scalding and funny diatribe about why he doesn't give favors to unestablished writers applies to more than just writers.

Ten years

Bubblegum Alley: For forty years, people passing through this narrow alley in San Luis Obispo, California have stuck their chewing gum on the walls.