Down the Pipes is a weekly, semi-private newsletter from digital troublemaker and mostly well liked person James Del. Expect mostly-coherent musings on media, culture, philosophy, technology, business and society, often described as “too wordy” but that’s really more your problem to deal with than mine.

Sometimes I just write diary entries or republish old Xanga blog posts from High School. You know, the kind of stuff we published online back when the internet had some teen angst behind it.

Other times I will make an attempt to blow your mind with something that blew my mind, almost always inspired by someone else who at one point had their mind blown by someone else.

I mean that’s all any of ::gestures broadly:: *this* is…just good people blowing the minds of all the good people they know.

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Former party planner, ad sales exec, blanket magnate, and digital publisher. Currently going roggae in my middle age.