Give Stratechery as a Gift

The holiday season is approaching, and a Stratechery subscription can be given as a gift! You can specify the date of delivery (like, say, December 25, to pick a random example), and include a personalized message to be delivered by email. To buy a gift visit this page (or send it to someone else to […]

An Update on the Stratechery Membership Program

Last spring I wrote a series about the future of journalism: Part 1: FiveThirtyEight and the End of Average – link Part 2: The Stages of Newspapers’ Decline – link Part 3: Newspapers Are Dead; Long Live Journalism – link In the third installment I wrote: More and more journalism will be small endeavors, often […]

Happy Thanksgiving

As noted in my last post, my parents are here for the week and I’ve been rather busy entertaining. I did want to take the time, though, to thank all of you for what has been an absolutely incredible first eight months for Stratechery. I know you’re not all American (and I’m not even in […]


I answered a Quora question: It’s interesting how some folks are always looking for some sort of institutional authority.1 I’ve been quoted as “Microsoft’s Ben Thompson,” as “former Apple intern Ben Thompson,” and “batshit crazy Ben Thompson.” I actually wish the third were true, because, unlike the first two, the descriptor rests on what I […]


UPDATE: I switched it up. It’s struh tek er ee, as in strategy and tech Wikipedia: The word “strategery” (/strəˈtiːdʒəri/ strə-tee-jər-ee) was coined for a Saturday Night Live sketch, written by James Downey, airing October 7, 2000, which satirized the performances of George W. Bush and Al Gore, two candidates for President of the United […]