Posts filed under “Technology”
John Gruber, discussing Larry Page’s inspiring anti-”us versus some other company” speech, where he implores people to just focus on “building great that don’t exist”: Google fans seem to eat this kumbaya stuff up, to really believe it. But Google is the company that built Android after the iPhone, Google Plus after Facebook, and now [...]
Vivek Ramachandran’s code ended up in the movie/trailer for White House Down: How do I feel about this? Great..Also, the character in front of the computer seems quite excited (hands raised) as he is downloading / viewing / running my code What could make a developer more happy than to see his code inciting such thrill! [...]
Skillshare is one of my favorite startups to emerge from the recent innovation boom in the education field. Simply put, Skillshare is a platform that allows anyone to teach a class or take a class. After taking a couple of fantastic Skillshare classes, I decided to develop my own, based upon my experience getting two iPhone apps into [...]
If I was a successful corporation or government entity and I wanted the general public to accept a policy that was good for me but bad for them1, I might do something like the following: Create a Terms and Conditions page that’s sure to create a bunch of link-bating headlines that would be shared all [...]
Lev Grossman, writing about Tim Cook, runner-up for Time Magazine’s Person of the Year: Cook’s flawless cap of white hair could have been designed by Jony Ive and fabricated in China out of brushed aluminum. Too far?
Don Melton, describing the brainstorming meeting when trying to name the browser now known as Safari: As I remember, Steve just started saying some names out loud…I don’t recall all the names, but one that stands out is “Freedom.” Steve spent some time trying that one out on all of us. He may have liked [...]