Former NYT website design director has no time for general-interest news
Although the Times implemented its paywall while Khoi Vinh was there, he's never subscribed to the paper and reads it infrequently, writes Betsy Morais. "After he quit his job there, he had a 'holy-moly moment' when he realized he didn't need to read it anymore. He never buys the paper. His diet of start-up blogs and industry sites left little room for general news-reading." Vinh tells Morais that his side projects — one of them is Mixel, an iPad app that enables people to create collages — piqued his interest in ways that his day jobs didn't.