How Apple obsessive John Gruber built Daring Fireball, the world’s most powerful one-man media company - Recode

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    Listen to Recode Media with Peter Kafka episodes free, on demand. Daring Fireball founder and sole employee John Gruber talks with Recode’s Peter Kafka about running a one-man media company. Gruber has been writing about Apple since 2002 but he estimates that his podcast — which started in 2013 — now represents half of Daring Fireball’s revenue. He explains how he got into writing in the early days of web blogging and why he has opted to monetize his site by having only one sponsor per week. Gruber also chats about Steve Jobs’s legacy, why he doesn’t love the Apple Watch and the alleged influence of Apple’s corporate team on his writing. The easiest way to listen to podcasts on your iPhone, iPad, Android, PC, smart speaker – and even in your car. For free. Bonus and ad-free content available with Stitcher Premium.

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  2. The Big Web Show #80: John Gruber

    In Episode No. 80 of The Big Web Show ("Everything Web That Matters") host Jeffrey Zeldman interviews Daring Fireball author John Gruber about his background in computer programming and journalism; the joy of designing print layouts with QuarkXPress and the transition from print to web; why investors who are angry at Apple have it wrong; why some web standards geeks who once passionately disliked Apple have grown warmer toward the company; and the secret story behind the name, "Daring Fireball."

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  3. 079: The life and death of Twitter for Mac, with John Gruber

    Twitter for Mac is dead. Starved to death, really. John Gruber of Daring Fireball and some surprise guests chat about how it all got started, what went wrong, and where we go from here. Links:

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