1 hr 4 min

The Most Well-Read Person in the World on The Future of Reading with Robert Cottrell Venture Stories

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Robert Cottrell (@robertcottrell), editor of The Browser, joins Erik on this episode.

They talk about:

- The two main errors that publications made in the shift to online after the advent of the web.

- Why paywalls are not an effective model.

- The bond that readers have with individual writers rather than publications, and how business models could change to accommodate that.

- Why long form writing is the most under-appreciated form of art today.

- Lessons to learn from his prolific reading habits.

- The potential for curation by algorithm and what he’s working on in this area.

- How to combat fake news.

- The promise that effective machine translation holds for non-English publications.

Thanks for listening — if you like what you hear, please review us on your favorite podcast platform.

Check us out on the web at villageglobal.vc or get in touch with us on Twitter @villageglobal.

Venture Stories is brought to you by Village Global, is hosted by co-founder and partner, Erik Torenberg and is produced by Brett Bolkowy.

Robert Cottrell (@robertcottrell), editor of The Browser, joins Erik on this episode.

They talk about:

- The two main errors that publications made in the shift to online after the advent of the web.

- Why paywalls are not an effective model.

- The bond that readers have with individual writers rather than publications, and how business models could change to accommodate that.

- Why long form writing is the most under-appreciated form of art today.

- Lessons to learn from his prolific reading habits.

- The potential for curation by algorithm and what he’s working on in this area.

- How to combat fake news.

- The promise that effective machine translation holds for non-English publications.

Thanks for listening — if you like what you hear, please review us on your favorite podcast platform.

Check us out on the web at villageglobal.vc or get in touch with us on Twitter @villageglobal.

Venture Stories is brought to you by Village Global, is hosted by co-founder and partner, Erik Torenberg and is produced by Brett Bolkowy.

1 hr 4 min