When we started meatspace, we were simply two long distance friends who wanted to make sense of the chaos of the web (which, way back in 2018, mostly involved live-streaming zuckerberg’s congressional hearings and gasping at the scourge of owl-eating cats on google’s campus. Planking we think was still a thing. Were we ever so young!)
And in the throes of it, Sarah’s friend Sarah taught her the meaning of the word meatspace which we will remind u means: the opposite of cyberspace. Where the meat lives. IRL. Thus our newsletter was wrought!
But now it is nearly 2020, big tech is bracing itself for a break-up (maybe); tech founders are more like bankers than rock stars; Rudy Giuliani wrote a letter in comic sans; Wework closed its Weschool; and alas this is our final issue of Meatspace.
Tho we have loved birthing meatspace for u together every week-ish for more than a year, Lora and Sarah must now go pursue other projects both in the realm of the Web and IRL! Follow us on twitter @sarahsholder and @loracorkelley to stay abreast!
But meatspace fans… plz do not fret. Sarah will be starting a new newsletter! About for lack of a better word wack tech news without the copious usage of the pronoun “we.” :( and without the moniker of “meatspace.” She’ll be taking a couple weeks off to agonize over whether to change her Twitter name to something spooky, and also read bad blood finally. Then she will return with a new newsletter product for u. WATCH THIS [formerly known as meat] SPACE!!
Thank u to you, our loyal amazing readers, and everyone who shared meatspace, talked with us for a morsel, or alerted us to something delicious!! We are so grateful!
*raises white claw can in celebration of the mems*
Sarah and Lora