oct 29


I'm moving across the country again soon, so last night I made a list of all the magazines I subscribe to. (Which reminds me: someone needs to make address-changing an easier process.) The tally of subscriptions was 27 mags -- and that's slimmed down over the past couple years. So I am naturally intrigued by the new site Brijit, which creates 100-word abstracts of articles from 50+ magazines. It's a little like a digital Reader's Digest, but adds in features like user ratings. WaPo has a profile with the founder.


So what is the story behind the move? Is it MSNBC.com business, or is it a new gig? More importantly, can I crash with you if I go there?

posted by Kurtis at 9:34 AM on October 30, 2007

New gig. And yes.

posted by Rex at 11:25 AM on October 30, 2007

Hope the move goes smoothly, Rex, and that Brijit proves valuable service for you. Please let us know if there's anything you think we can do to make it even better.

Jeremy Brosowsky
Founder & CEO, Brijit

posted by JeremyB at 1:21 PM on October 30, 2007

I have the solution to the mail problem. Everybody gets an address that's like a P.O. Box, sort of, as in not being an actual physical address really. But it could just be a number at this point, maybe interchangeable with a barcode. Much like your email address or, these days, your cellphone number, this number/address is always yours no matter where you go. These numbers are maintained in a central database, let's say by the US Postal Service since they've got less and less to do these days anyway. Whenever you move, you just tell them the new address and that physical address is associated with your same ol' number in place of your old physical address. Your friends, merchants, and business contacts always mail things to the same "address". You never have to change it except that one time with the Post Office. People like Fedex subscribe to this database to deliver stuff marked with these new number/addresses.

I suppose the only drawback is that you don't get the junk mail/ex-girlfriend escape opportunity that currently comes when you change addresses. Curse you, Val-pak! (And Valerie)

Also, the Christians won't like it. Neither social security numbers nor ATM card numbers turned out to be the mark of the beast, so they're still looking for something to fit the prophecy.

posted by Eric at 11:13 PM on October 30, 2007

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