Archive for April, 2012

AT&T Data Throttling

This is my first month experiencing AT&T’s data throttling (I’m grandfathered into an unlimited plan). I knew my internet speeds would be slowed down, but this is just ridiculous.  

Also, This:

Peter Nixey: Cook something, learn how to cook something or get out of the kitchen. Standing around for six months trying to recruit a chef to cook a meal you don’t have a recipe for is barmy. Great analogy.

Non-Technical Cofounders Should Know Programming

Here’s an anecdote that captures my own observations perfectly: “How many of you want to start a company?” David Tisch asked. All hundred hands went up. That’s why we were there, crowded into a Wharton classroom to seek startup advice from an industry luminary. “Keep your hand up if you are technical.” Five hands remained. […]

Good Guy Twitter

The Innovator’s Patent Agreement: The Innovators Patent Agreement (IPA) is a… commitment from a company to its employees that patents can only be used for defensive purposes. Twitter is leading the way in forging a brighter future for patent law. Thank you, Twitter.

Monopoly and Monopsony of Amazon

Charles Stross: And the peculiar evil genius of Amazon is that Amazon seems to be trying to simultaneously establish a wholesale monopsony and a retail monopoly in the ebook sector. Fascinating take on’s growth and economic stranglehold.