It’s called persistent starting. Anytime I give someone motivational advice this...– Chyndonax, commenting in Reddit, this is my hand clamp. It’s been the best motivational tool I’ve ever used. (via timoni)
Today, all our wives and husbands have Blackberries or iPhones or Android...– Ian Bogost, “The Cigarette of This Century”. Via Shawn Blanc. (via tonylucero) Those cigarettes, they’ll kill you. (via s-m-i)
Peter Cawdron - Coconut Headphones
maskedmarauder: If you haven’t heard of Cargo Cults, you’ve missed out on one of the most intriguing insights into human nature, first made popular by noted physicist Richard Feynman in his 1974 commencement speech at CalTech. (Note: Christopher Moore’s wonderful novel “Island of the Sequined Love Nun” is all about Cargo Cults and it’s very, very funny.) Although the cults themselves did not...
Geek's are not the mainstream →
s-m-i: “Geeks are lamenting that they don’t dominate and control this network, and expressing it in the only way we know how: Through technological triumphalism. If the culture of a giant network doesn’t resemble the culture we prefer, then it must be a problem that can be solved by making the network more technically complicated.” — Why Your Complaint About Twitter Is Wrong - Anil Dash There...
The iPhone and Disruption: Five Years In →
What’s happened over the last five years shows not that Apple disrupted the phone handset industry, but rather that Apple destroyed the handset industry — by disrupting the computer industry.
The Evolution of the Web →
Really beautiful design
‘the mythology continues to be propagated by an uncritical technology media who...– ‘is it reasonable to expect a constant and frequent supply of disruptive innovation, and attribute the absence to a failure of entrepreneur imagination?’ R/GA Tech Blog » Creative Destruction is Harder Than it Looks
Cowboys Must be De-ranged →
if lawyers become disbarred, and priests unfrocked, how might people in other paths of life be read out of their profession or calling? It occurred to me then that electricians get delighted, and musicians possibly denoted. If these assumptions are correct, surely it follows that cowboys must be deranged, that models are deposed, and judges are obviously…
@Trackgirl was set up to infiltrate a group of runners. She would scour Twitter...– Man Builds Twitter Bot That Humans Actually Like | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com (via s-m-i)
There is power in lurking. To say you have to be connected, you have to be...– Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: The Power Of The Lurker (via s-m-i)
Dear humans: You do not have a duty to be happy. Your parents might say ‘I just...– Phaçade (via maxistentialist)
Gene Wilder: How I enter and what I wear →
Gotta love this amount of considerate and detailed feedback.
A man is a good retainer to the extent that he earnestly places importance in...– — Hagakure: Book of the Samurai
Craigslist, LinkedIn, Netflix, and others, don't...
Articles have been cropping up that lambast Craiglist (1, 2), Netflix (1) , and LinkedIn (1) for policing their APIs and criticize them for stifling innovation. API access is not a charitable offering to the start-up community for these obviously for-profit companies. The goal of any company who offers an API to their data is to build a eco-system that promotes lock-in and added benefits for...
If you asked people in 1989 what they needed to make their life better, it was...– http://farmerandfarmer.org/mastery/builder.html (via cdixon)
You know you should defriend someone when...
You get a notification that someone posted on your timeline and your first thought is: “I bet this is spam” and it turns out it is.
Dodd's Blog: My Startup Isn't Profitable and I'm... →
doddcaldwell: This isn’t a postmortem. Bellstrike isn’t dead or dying. We have a great product, (we let nonprofits set up attractive, donation-enabled websites in about 1-2 minutes) but it’s not profitable. I’ve lost a lot of money. But I’m not upset about it. Here’s why it’s not profitable and why I’m not… I remember checking Bellstrike out a while back, and thinking that it was a cool...
Craigslist's independance despite 25% ownership... →
eBay snuck up and bought Craigslist shares from one of the original principles, and to the controlling founders credit, eBay has not been able to gain any influence. In fact, they’ve been fighting each other with lawsuits, with Craigslist holding their ground and fighting to dilute any potential eBay influence or control. On August 13, 2004, Newmark announced on his blog that auction...
There is a natural tension between building a viable business and having to...– venture capital reminds me so much of the mentality and practice I saw in my years on Wall Street. That is, the name of the game is to produce a large return for the investors in the shortest amount of time possible. The definition of success is focused on making money and not always on...