There is much of Silicon Valley that warrants criticism: the mono-culture now...– More @stevenbjohnson Learning From Los Gatos — The Peer Society — Medium
The top 100 tech companies granted 19% of their total ownership to...– Learning From Los Gatos — The Peer Society — Medium
Here’s a current example of the challenge we face,” he writes in the book’s...– Jaron Lanier: The Internet destroyed the middle class - Salon.com I like Jaron Lanier a lot, but this illustration as some sort of evidence of the internet hollowing out the middle class is, forgive me for saying so, idiotic. A child could figure out where those jobs went. 1) Instagram SHOWS the...
Wired: Peter Thiel, expressing his dissatisfaction with technology’s progress,...– Bill Gates in a recent Wired interview with Steven Levy
In the first few months, they were getting one customer monthly wanting to pay...– Living on Bitcoin (via wearethedigitalkids)
We need to be angry and empathize with the victims without being scared. Our...– The Boston Marathon Bombing: Keep Calm and Carry On - National - The Atlantic
When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say...– Mr. Rogers Keeping my runner friends in the Marathon and everyone in Boston in my thoughts. (via kmccormi)
As regular readers of this letter will know, our energy at Amazon comes from the...– Bezos’ 2013 letter to shareholders I’m long Amazon.
fred-wilson: Look… The Sun Is Rising by The...
…we found no statistically significant differences in standard measures of...– still, great cause for optimism. (from the hybrid educational model works)
rather than trusting in governments, central banks, or other third-party...– The Future of Bitcoin : The New Yorker (via fred-wilson)
Behind Netflix's Resurrection Of Arrested... →
parislemon: Willa Paskin of Wired dives into the business behind the resurrection of Arrested Development on Netflix: Whatever our televisual drug of choice—Battlestar Galactica, The Wire, Homeland—we’ve all put off errands and bedtime to watch just one more, a thrilling, draining, dream-influencing immersion experience that has become the standard way to consume certain TV programs. We’ve...
Some Dum Dums have wrappers with question marks where the flavor is normally...– What Is the Mystery Flavor of Dum Dums? | Mental Floss
The most important thing is obviousness. The problem is overdesign– Loren Brichter, a High Priest of App Design - WSJ.com (via bijan)
The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for...– Neil deGrasse Tyson
The biggest reason to charge ahead is that I don’t want to waste a single moment...– Danielle Morrill
Netflix Series Spending Revealed →
parislemon: Andrew Wallenstein of Variety reports on a panel featuring CAA TV literary agent Peter Micelli, who spoke about Netflix: “The cheapest show is $3.8 million an episode,” Micelli told a crowd of more than 500 lawyers in the entertainment business. “‘House of Cards’ started at $4.5 million and (executive producer David) Fincher took it way above that.” It ain’t cheap, but with...
Well I’ve got my night planned.
Netflix, which has 27 million subscribers in the nation and 33 million...– For ‘House of Cards,’ Using Big Data to Guarantee Its Popularity - NYTimes.com Even if this isn’t true, it should be. Very cool.
Our technology is wonderful and amazing and connects us in ways we couldn’t...– Into The Mystic
Many think of management as cutting deals and laying people off and hiring...– Clayton Christensen Wants to Transform Capitalism | Wired
My friends Michael & David Hanson are turning to Kickstarter to document the plight of the Chattahoochee, an endangered American river at the heart of a decades-long water war. Anyone interested in conservation, urban planning, Southern culture and history, or simply beautiful storytelling should check them out.
And this year, Apple will start making Macs in America again.– President Obama, during his State of the Union speech last night. that’s what the bully pulpit is all about. well done Barack
Well right, naturally you should hate... →
America had sent the squarest motherfuckers it could find to the moon and the moon sent back humans. Armstrong became a teacher, then a farmer. Alan Bean became a painter. Edgar Mitchell started believing in UFOs. And also managed to crystallize the experience of seeing your entire planet at once: You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with...
Now the stream of our common consciousness seems to be obliterating its own...– Robert M. Pirsig - Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Right now, there are brilliant students from all over the world sitting in...– President Obama in Nevada today, laying out a four-part plan for comprehensive immigration reform
There’s something magical about the first few moments of a new medium, as people...– Experimenting on Input & Output | Noah Brier dot Com (via khuyi) I love this part of the technology cycle. We are all equal n00bz
There is so much humanity in these services, these are real people doing real...– Amen. Real Names Be Proof - @aweissman