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I'm a partner at Greylock, former CEO of Mozilla, founder of Reactivity, dad, husband & nerd, among other things.

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    mart3ll:

So Winter

    mart3ll:

    So Winter

    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)

    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))

    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))

    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)

    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)

    This job is full of choices. Most are tricky! Others, not so much. (at Greylock Partners)

    Oh my god. Bacon jerky.  (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)

    Awesome to see @charlesbest on a cover in our lobby. A great person doing truly great work at @donorschoose. (at Greylock Partners)

    A New Glue For A New Kingdom

    parislemon:

    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.

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    Yep.

    World HQ of @rise, a week after launch. LOVE this app & the team. Eager to change the world.

    World HQ of @rise, a week after launch. LOVE this app & the team. Eager to change the world.

    SF has some unique billboards.

    SF has some unique billboards.

    Mobile social apps are not, really, about free SMS. Mobile discovery and acquisition is a mess - it’s in a ‘pre-pagerank’ phase where we lack the right tools and paths to find and discover content and services efficiently. Social apps may well be a major part of this, as I discussed in detail here. These apps have the opportunity to be a third channel in parallel to Google and Facebook.

    Whatsapp and $19bn — Benedict Evans

    Read Benedict’s piece — it’s terrific.

    jfklibrary:

    This morning, the world learned of the passing of legendary folk singer Pete Seeger. Take a look at this letter from Seeger to President Kennedy in March of 1961. Seeger was facing trial for contempt of Congress after refusing to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee. As a fellow Harvard classmate, Seeger was appealing to the President for help.

    (From the White House Central Name File, Box 2513, JFK Library)

    FRC with the big time bat signal. Quick! Someone needs a term sheet at the Old Mint! (at The Old San Francisco Mint)

    FRC with the big time bat signal. Quick! Someone needs a term sheet at the Old Mint! (at The Old San Francisco Mint)