Prototype! iPhone duct taped to RC car. #lookmom (at Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (d.School))
Entering the part of the day when we electrical tape cameras to people’s heads. #lookmom (at Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (d.School))
One of my favorite d.school posters. (But I have a lot of favorites.) (at Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (d.School))
Essential components: Kinect, cookie dough. Solid start. #lookmom (at Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (d.School))
You know, for kids! #lookmom (at Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (d.School))
Keep calm and empathize. Look Mom, I Hacked the Fridge kicks off at the d.school. #lookmom (at Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (d.School))
I retweeted this earlier as a new Banksy, but looks like it’s in Vancouver, so probably not Banksy but someone else.
Nonetheless, I’m sort of entranced by it. It’s wonderful. Captures so much. Obviously captures a real & current challenge in our house & others as devices pull our attention into the interwebs and away from the children who need us more. That’s something I constantly struggle with and want to be better about.
But it seems more universal than just children. Speaks to our relationship with online, with connectivity, with 24x7 contact, with seeking approval, more.
Love the work and the statement a lot.
(via i♥ Street Art | Writing on walls does not make you an anarchist, but it’s a start)
Wisdom from @metacool: never attend a meeting without a prototype. (Boyle’s Law) (at Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (d.School))
Diego at our Look Mom, I Hacked the Fridge pop up class at the d.school. (at Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (d.School))
Sometimes you just have to call BS on California food. Cashew Salsa??? WTF? (at Greylock Partners)
This job is full of choices. Most are tricky! Others, not so much. (at Greylock Partners)
Oh my god. Bacon jerky. (at Greylock Partners)
Awesome to see @charlesbest on a cover in our lobby. A great person doing truly great work at @donorschoose. (at Greylock Partners)
To me, the most exciting part of the Facebook/WhatsApp deal has nothing to do with the deal itself. Instead, I’m excited about the ramifications of such a deal. And I’m not talking about Facebook or WhatsApp here either. History will ultimately prove that deal genius or folly. But more importantly, I know that a deal like this has other people talking, thinking, and building.
The last group is key, but let me start with the first group. Once the fervor around the deal itself died down, we got a couple of compelling posts from the likes of Benedict Evans and riffing on it, John Lilly. Incidentally, both are now VCs. But neither started out that way, and both have long histories of solid thinking and writing.
Both understand that the Facebook/WhatsApp deal is simply the strongest signal yet that we’ve fully entered a new age in the world of computing where mobile is now the kingdom. And the $19 billion price tag simply shows that there isn’t yet a king.