The Shtickbox Affair
How to tell shticks apart from systems, and why the distinction matters.
|Venkatesh Rao||Jul 3, 2019|| 11||4|
A shtick, in the traditional Yiddish sense, is
“a comic theme or gimmick derived from the Yiddish word shtik (שטיק), from Polish sztuka and German Stück (Proto-Slavic *ščuka), meaning "piece" or "thing".
Shticks are ubiquitous in the indie consulting economy, so in order…