Nina Bhattacharya just finished teaching English in Indonesia on a Fulbright scholarship, and we emailed about it a few weeks ago.
Edith Zimmerman: Was there a moment when you realized that you were making such a huge change to your life? And then just said, "yeah, I'm doing that"? Essentially — what was it like to decide to do this?
Nina Bhattacharya: Oh god, did I agonize about making the commitment. Even though I had been to Indonesia before, my brain could not process the length of time I would be away. Nine months? It seemed unfathomable. While I publicly announced my decision to go almost immediately, it took many [...]
Edith Zimmerman: Jonny, you just quit your job. I'm going to send you a bunch of questions and you will hopefully respond to them, and I apologize in advance if the questions don't link up with the responses immediately preceding them, but maybe you can use your amazing editorial skill to link them up?
Jonny Diamond: If you'd taken your time, Edith, to do a little research, you'd note that central to my resignation was the desire to do more writing, and less editing. So no, I won't be helping you edit this email Q and A into a flowing, coherent conversation.
Perfect. So, you ran The L Magazine [...]
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If only we’d seen this ad a couple of years ago, we might now be worrying about how to digitally migrate all that Destiny’s Child concert footage and what metadata was most appropriate for Blue Ivy’s latest Instagram.
That got us thinking, here at World Archives HQ, about other dream archives jobs out there. I mean, the perkiest perk of working in an archives is that you generally do get to [...]
Let's count the ways this could go wrong.