This is a weekly newsletter associated with the Breaking Smart project, where I develop my long-form nonfiction projects, mainly concerned with technology and futures. The newsletter features a mix of one-off tech-commentary pieces and serialized content from the larger projects. Currently, I am developing two such larger projects: The Great Weirding, an essay collection about the global transformation that occurred 2016-20, and The Clockless Clock, a book about the changing nature of time in the digital era.

Currently, I publish one article or podcast a week, alternating free and subscriber-only posts. You can subscribe at $5/mo or $50/year to access all the paywalled content. If you would like to support the Breaking Smart project as a research sponsor, there is an option to do that, with a suggested sponsorship level of $1000/year. At this level, you have the option of a 30-minute 1:1 call every 6 months to talk about the research in person.

If you like this newsletter, you may also want to subscribe to my other substack newsletter Art of Gig, where I reveal all the mysteries and deep esoteric secrets of indie consulting.

You can also find my writings on other topics (and lots of other writers) on the blog I founded and edit, ribbonfarm, and my shitposting on twitter at @vgr. Stalkery types can find out more about my shady past on my main biography site,

Welcome aboard!