roelofbotha: 10^9 = no of new files saved on Dropbox every two days!!
What do you want? What do you need?
Last week I got to spend time with a friend I’ve known & worked with more than 10 years. He’s trying to sort out some things about how to think about his job & career, so we spent a while getting caught up then he asked my advice. I said something to the effect of, “Well, you know what I’m going to ask — it’s really the only question I ever ask when...
More nuance on the Yahoo patent situation
I’ve been thinking about the situation with Yahoo suing Facebook regarding some older patents, and observing the reactions online in blogs and on Twitter. I’ve been struck by how unanimous it’s been, and the emerging narrative that Yahoo has somehow crossed a line, that Internet companies don’t sue each other over patents, etc etc. But that’s not right at all: some...
What?? Why would you stay??
I just had an illuminating conversation with a coworker of a close friend — a very very smart & talented guy who’s a couple of years out of one of the best technical universities in the world and has spent the time at Google doing some amazing things. He’s recently been thinking about whether or not to go to business school (a topic for another post, but not the decision that...
Producing & Consuming
In some of my thinking lately about living more intentionally, one of the themes has been the difference between being a producer and being a consumer. (Honestly, I think the word “consumer” is outmoded given the fact that most of our “consumption” these days is bits, not atoms, so they don’t really get consumed so much as processed, synthesized, etc. But an idea for...
Posting a Lytro pic to Tumblr for the first time. :-)
National Read to Your Kids Day
Today is National Read to Your Kids Day, in honor of Dr Seuss. Try to do that, no matter how old or how far away your own kids are. It matters to them, a lot. And it matters to you.
At TED, I’ve found there are overall themes of each conference that speakers keep coming to again & again — often not the official theme, but a reflection of where the mood of the community is. And then I’ve found that wherever I am personally, I get coherence in different ways. For me this year, and for many of the folks I’ve talked with, the theme is intentionality:...