2015 was a great year for Patel. He had an opportunity to interview high-profile individuals - including the former Director of the CIA. He published a book and he secured a deal to co-author another book with a Hollywood producer and screenwriter.
In terms of journalism, of expression, of voice, of fine reporting and superb writing, of a range of news, thoughts, views, perspectives, and opinions about places, worlds, and phenomena that I wouldn't otherwise have known about, there has never been an experimental moment like this. I'm in awe.
Newspapers aren't even going the way of airlines, nickel and diming us for what we came to expect. They've simply eliminated a lot of the content from what we're paying for or making us spend time hunting online for stuff which was once right in front of us.
Two-minute videos, uploaded PowerPoint presentations, short articles and blog posts are great for expressing straightforward messages. But some ideas are worth diving into to really flesh out arguments, concepts, and nuance.