The Most Wonderful Time
I cannot wait for Christmas — and Christmas booze. Welcome to the November Zaleski Minute. As always, if it takes you longer than 60 seconds, complain to management.
What I Was Writing:
For CityLab: People think Millennials are simpering, immune-to-difficulty know-nothings. As The Zaleski Minute’s resident 29-year-old, card-carrying Millennial, I went to adulting class to see how hopeless I am.
For Medium: Defense Distributed, the company that made the 3D-printed gun, sued the State Department for the rights to publish its gun files online. They argued that computer code, even code that produces a working firearm, is speech. Over the summer, they won.
For Fortune: Remember all that talk several years ago about mining asteroids? Yeah, well, turns out it was a bunch of crap (at least for now).
What I Closed:
Another feature for the online magazine Medium about the creator of Craigslist — and what he’s now doing to fund new journalism. Online next week.
What I’m Reading:
This monster murder-mystery just published by The Atavist. Author Sean Patrick Cooper has been working on this thing, off and on, for almost five years.