Nick Bradbury: Screw the Power Users →
But I’d argue that’s one of the biggest problems that has plagued the software industry. We’ve all built stuff for ourselves, even though the vast majority of software users aren’t like us. We’re the ones who made computers so hard to use. And we’ve done it by catering to power users - by building software for people like us instead of for people who don’t know and don’t care about all the...
Facebook’s Brilliant Disaster | NY Times →
What shouldn’t matter, however, is what everyone seems to be in a tizzy about: the fact that, a week after its I.P.O., Facebook’s stock is more than 17 percent below its $38 offering price. So what? If you liked the stock at $38, you should like it even more at $31.91, where it closed on Friday. The current price is partly a reflection of the I.P.O. maelstrom, and partly a function of...
Facebook's IPO "Disaster" | MG Siegler →
My guess is that Facebook’s stance on the IPO backlash amounts to this: zero fucks given. Again, they did great. Better than great, really — the most money ever raised in a tech IPO. And they only had to give up a small portion of the company. The fact that the story is now that Facebook may be weak as a company only shows just how many people really don’t get it. Both from the perspective...
Elon Musk's determination | Dustin Curtis →
By 2008, SpaceX had launched three rockets. They all failed to make it into orbit. Shortly after the third failure, Elon Musk was interviewed by Wired Magazine’s Carl Hoffman: Wired.com: At the end of the day you’re still zero for three; you have so far failed to put a rocket into orbit. Musk: We haven’t gotten into orbit, true, but we’ve made considerable progress. If it’s an...
Sidecar App Re-Imagines Mobile Phone Calls With a... →
Silicon Valley at its finest: “If you have tens of millions of users,” [the founder of Sidecar] says, “there ought to be a way to monetize them.”
Hats off to Dr. Seuss. The prankster, polemicist... →
Parents who read their children to sleep with Dr. Seuss might be surprised to learn that he never lost his interest in risque material. He was famous for putting a phony page in his manuscripts to make sure his editors were paying attention. In his book of the alphabet he inserted a page for the letter X of a large-breasted woman and the text: “Big X, little X, XXX, some day, kiddies, you will...