Google's Biggest Threat Is Google →
parislemon: Say what you will about their recent maneuvers, but it’s pretty clear that Page is trying his damnedest to make sure Google doesn’t atrophy like Microsoft did. Claire Cain Miller reporting: “There are basically no companies that have good slow decisions,” Mr. Page said in a rare public appearance at Google’s Zeitgeist conference in Paradise Valley, Ariz. “There are only companies...
I’d long had the sense that we would be seeing something special—that these...– Dan Kois, “Jeff Mangum Last Night in Baltimore | The Awl”. OMGATPISTHISWEEKENDOMGJERSEY. (via sciencevsromance) This whole thing is so fascinating to me. I am PSYCHED to see Jeff again - and the cambridge show was awesome. It was weird, though, not seeing the whole band. The kids f’ing loved...
Warren’s remarks epitomize the caricature of a progressive as someone who loves...– Elizabeth Warren’s Voodoo Economics - Reason Magazine I know I’m in the minority on this, but I was repulsed by Warren’s comments. This article from Reason helped me piece together why it irked me so bad. (via secondverse) Is there some “social good” tax break I don’t know...
Government Good: GPS
governmentgood: In late 1983 the Soviet Union shot down a Korean Airlines 747 over the North Pacific Ocean. Through a series of errors both human and machine, compounding one another, commercial jetliner had strayed off its course while flying from Anchorage, Alaska to Seoul, South Korea. This was at the height of the cold war, and the Soviet Union shot down the jet, claiming that the jet, so...
Hiring a UX/UI Designer! "Aka Leonardo Da Vinci... →
Mashape, one of the startups I have invested in in San Francisco, is looking for a front-end designer. They are awesome, the product is awesome, and these perks are pretty hilarious!
Government Good: The US Interstate System
governmentgood: The US Interstate system. I-5 down the west coast. Driving through the brutal west Texas desert on I-10, I-80 through the gorgeous North Carolina mountains. Headed to Disney World in the back of your parents car on I-4. Stopping at Wall Drug on your way to Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone or Devil’s Tower driving through the tourist mecca of South Dakota along I-90. The LA-Vegas run...
Republicans in California eagerly supported increased gun control. Governor...– The Secret History of Guns - Magazine - The Atlantic
In the end, there were more journalists—about 100, according to Nic Robertson of...– The Battle for Tora Bora Wow.
Depression also has been found to correlate with high degrees of empathy, a...– Mental Illness and Leadership - WSJ.com
These super-efficient homes that use no fossil fuels are available right now....– Harris Silver: The Solar Decathlon: Innovation Through Making My friend Harris in Huffpo. I am so going to call him the minute I get out of the city.
In Britain the best writers collect titles the way American ones collect Charlie...– ‘A Book of Secrets’ by Michael Holroyd - Review - NYTimes.com
Government Good: Government Good →
johncarney: governmentgood: I am undertaking a new project called Government Good. It’s my naked effort at a Tumblr book deal. Here’s the gist: I believe that the government can do some good from time to time. I believe that the public conversation has lost this. I believe that so many people believe the government is… I wish Rick well in his project and I’ll try to come up with some useful...
Government Good →
governmentgood: I am undertaking a new project called Government Good. It’s my naked effort at a Tumblr book deal. Here’s the gist: I believe that the government can do some good from time to time. I believe that the public conversation has lost this. I believe that so many people believe the government is broken that it is in danger of becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy. Voting...
This doesn’t change the part where, every time a discussion of ebooks turns,...– seanan_mcguire: Across the digital divide. (via rachelfershleiser) As I’ve been buying more and more books for my kindle, I’ve been thinking about this more and more - there needs to be a modern equivalent of the library. It’s getting too expensive to read.
In Berlin, Pirates Win 8.9 Percent of Vote in... →
The interview was shot just two days before Mashape announced $1.5M in seed...– How to Grow Italians in Silicon Valley - Forbes Very excited about Mashape. I am kind of obsessed with them and was honored to be able to take part in their round. If you’re a developer and into APIs, check out Mashape. It’s kind of amazing for discovery and learning around APIs.
Jobs had ingeniously set Pixar’s initial public offering day for November 29, a...– - David A Price, The Pixar Touch Clever angle.
Now, in the fall of 1994, Jobs looked to sell Pixar to another deep-pocketed...– - David A Price, The PIxar Touch
People are inherently creative,” Jobs remarked to an interviewer a few years...– Steve Jobs, in Steve Price, The Pixar Touch
Cindy let me know that, at the board’s urging, he had also asked Kara...– - Douglas Edwards, I’m Feeling Lucky: Confessions of Google Employee Number 59 Wow.
Don’t be evil” is not the same as “Don’t consider, test,...– - Douglas Edwards, I’m Feeling Lucky: Confessions of Google Employee Number 59
The” is the most common word in English and conveys little useful...– - Douglas Edwards, I’m Feeling Lucky: Confessions of Google Employee Number 59 As a The The fan, I am outraged.
A request with the subject line “Your mother doesn’t work...– - Douglas Edwards, I’m Feeling Lucky: Confessions of Google Employee Number 59 This is like the hiccups of company management. The pointless, eternal, inevitable flareups about self-cleaning vs. janitorial staff. Totally aggravating every time it flares up, until you remember it’s like...
Urs understood this better than most. “Larry and Sergey had an expectation...– - Douglas Edwards, I’m Feeling Lucky: Confessions of Google Employee Number 59 This is very, very true.
Urs’s most significant accomplishment, however, was building the team that...– - Urz Hölzle in Douglas Edwards, I’m Feeling Lucky: Confessions of Google Employee Number 59
General Atomics was given a one-million-dollar advance, a classified project...– - Anne Jacobsen, Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Military Secret Base Our government has done some strange, strange things.
Only a few months earlier, scientists at Area 51 had been baffled by those black...– - Annie Jacobsen, Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base Great. So there is a floating layer of dead black bugs in our atmosphere thanks to the nuclear tests of the 50’s and 60’s.
superamit replied to your quote: “It was my job to provide services for all the… Just finished reading a biography of Howard Hughes. Inspiring, and saddening, and frightening all at the same time. Ooo that so sounds like something I’d like to read. What was it?
It was my job to provide services for all the different groups at the area,”...– - Annie Jabobsen, Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base. Yes! Howard Hughes has a hangar at Area 51. I Love it.