Software designer, techie, father and co-founder.

I’m Gijs, a software designer and entrepreneur from Belgium. Currently based in 🇪🇸 Spain. Co-founder of Prezly, where we are building tools to make it easy to build fans through great content.

On this blog I write about product management, company culture, tech topics and lately sometimes about my personal life.

  • It's 2024, and it's still hard to cancel your news subscription

    February 26, 2024

    It’s no shock to anyone that we’re in the age of subscriptions. Our entire world has been Netflixified, with every service wanting a piece of the action. The average person in 2020 had a baffling twelve subscriptions each, with this number only continuing to rise.

    Media monetisation is making us stupid

    February 1, 2024

    When print media started making the move to digital, newspapers were cautiously optimistic. The transition was inevitable as the internet became ubiquitous. It’s not like the newspapers could simply opt out of digitising. And who knows, maybe hosting the news online could prove to be a lucrative new revenue stream for the already thin-margined print media industry. Right?

    How Vercel builds Vercel

    January 30, 2024

    Was watching this @leeerob video on How Vercel builds Vercel and had some thoughts.

    The history of media monetisation

    January 22, 2024

    You know the deal: you want to read about the latest horrifying global event, so you click on the first link, and… it’s paywalled. You go back and click on the second link. Also paywalled (and screaming at you about your ad blocker). Onto the third and fourth articles. Eventually, the global conflict has resolved itself before you find out what the hell is going on.

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