If you’ve been on the fence about buying a physical copy of Kernel, now’s your chance! Everything, including issue one and the two-issue bundle, is now 25% off online with code BANDWAGON until midnight Monday. If you’re a student, this code will work on top of your 50% discount with your .edu email. If you’ve already bought a copy, thank you — and aren’t there a few people in your life for whom Kernel might make a great gift? :)
All essays are free to read online, but your support means the world to us. Revenues from Kernel help us with operational costs, supporting authors and contributors, scaling up distribution, organizing in-person events, and more. If your employer has an education budget, consider expensing Kernel (and we’ve got a template written for you to ask!).
And I’ll reshare Emily’s words here about why the print medium is important to us:
We want to publish writing that will last; ideas that extend beyond the latest fad to analysis that will still ring true two, five, or ten years from now. The multiple months from pitch to publish force us to choose topics with longevity.
But our gut feeling here is that print just feels special. It’s special that we can hold a 1.4 pound artifact and feel the literal weight of six months’ worth of work. It’s special that I’ve seen someone reading the magazine in public, and that people are posting photos of Kernel on their bookshelves and coffee tables from all around the world. It feels special that these ideas and writings are quite literally being physically disseminated.
Hoping you’re catching up on sleep/ reading/ laundry/ time with loved ones :) And thank you, as always, for making Reboot what it is today — we are, quite literally, nothing without you.
Jessica / Reboot Team