unfinished work: I Believe In The Internet - The... →
bradburnham: I am sympathetic to the content industries struggles with piracy, but my belief system tells me the answer is to capitalize on the great strengths of the Internet to create a healthy and profitable relationship with their users not to sue them. No matter how strongly I believe that, however, I do not think I have the right to tell them how to run their business. Apparently, they do...
One of my favorite phenomena over the past few years — and one of the stories I like to tell most about why the internet is awesome — is something I call “Prescient Markets”. Marketplaces (or just producers in some cases) that take a large amount of the risk out of producing & selling products by only building what they know, in advance, that people will buy. The original, and still my...
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Whenever you start a project (and I’m thinking about building websites and web applications), you are balancing two somewhat opposed goals: 1) get something working right away and 2) satisfy all your hopes and dreams. The first, I think, is a good instinct. The second is the real challenge — it’s your wildest hopes and dreams for a project which can ultimately stop you from just getting...
The next Steve Jobs will totally be a chick, because girls are No. 2—and...– Louis C.K.: The Next Steve Jobs Will Be A Chick http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/161/louis-ck-on-female-culture
Defining services around a grand theme or even emotion allows them more...– 5 Minutes of Happiness Each Day
Eric von Hippel Models a Paradigm Shift From... →
I believe this description clearly describes Facebook’s behavior, and...– Facebook is gaslighting the web. We can fix it. - Anil Dash
In addition to being censorship bills, these are anti-entrepreneurship bills....– American Censorship Day Is Tomorrow (11/16/11)
Trellis was still one of the contenders, so, after all of these sessions, and...– The Agonies of Picking a Product Name - Fog Creek Blog
My friend Andy Miara and his crew from Second City just got signed to a deal w/ Comedy Central for their show, My Mans. Way to go guys! Hysterical.
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This past week, I spent some time cutting a hole in the wall in between our kitchen and our family room. It’s a project we’ve been talking about for a long time, and we considered lots of different ways of doing it before we actually got down to it. We were concerned about the cost, and also about the possibility that this was a weight-bearing wall and what to do about that. In the end, we went...
I have cautioned that the more the real estate industry tries to protect (e.g....– And Now… Another Message on Open Innovation for Realtors | eaves.ca