“And of course, there is the blogging platform Tumblr, whose launch in 2007 may have marked the true end of E. “There are a variety of reasons why Tumblr contains no E, from branding considerations to environmental factors (fewer letters mean lower power consumption by our servers),” said the company’s editorial director, Christopher Price. “At the end of the day, however, it all comes down to one simple, absolute truth: Tumbler.com looks fucking stupid.”—
It’s an honor to be quoted by Joshua David Stein in his excellent Obituary for the Letter E on Wired.com today. (I was still Tumblr’s editorial director when we spoke.)
Batkid taken to Philippines to lead Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts
Miles Scott, the 5-year-old with leukemia who miraculously saved San Francisco on Friday, is expected to prevent a major humanitarian disaster in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.
CEBU, Philippines — Batkid to the rescue! Just days after the cancer patient improbably saved the city of San Francisco from criminal masterminds, young Miles Scott has been tapped by an international organization to lead efforts to get vital food and water into some of the hardest-hit areas of the typhoon-ravaged Philippines.
"I want my mommy. I want to go home. I’m so tired," Miles reportedly said while en route to the remote island of Manicani in Eastern Samar, Philippines.
Batkid was chosen for this important task specifically in light of his amazing capture of evil supervillains Riddler and Penguin on Friday. A U.N. official said that Batkid’s response to the San Francisco’s crisis proved that he was the person best qualified to head international aid relief for the nearly 2 million who have been left homeless after Typhoon Haiyan.
Today’s announcement comes after an already busy weekend for the kindergartener from Tulelake, California. After being honored by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee at City Hall, Miles was whisked to Washington, D.C. for a formal congratulatory dinner hosted by the President and First Lady at the White House. On Saturday, he was asked to weigh in on the U.N. Security Council’s potential deal over Iran’s nuclear program.
Precisely 1,540 days ago, I walked into a small office in Manhattan, oblivious to the incredible journey that I was about to take. Today, my decision to leave becomes officially official.
Joining Tumblr (both as a user and later on as an employee) will end up being one of the best decisions of my entire life. I’m thankful beyond words for the opportunities.
The team at Tumblr consists of some of the smartest, most creative, funniest, kindest, and most punctual people I’ve ever known, and can’t wait to see what they come up with next for this website that I love.
Whats next for me: I have no idea! But I know I’m just getting started.
(See you again in a few minutes when I make another post.)