Microsoft Word gets a lot of flak for continuing to use the floppy disk icon to represent the “Save” button. An entire generation of computer users have no idea what that icon is, let alone what it represents. Google solved this problem by eliminating the NEED for a save button… and therefore the icon all … Continue reading Documents and obsolete things
Back to blogging
I have a lot to say, but rarely write it down. In 2018, I'm going to try to change that. In an effort to make that easier, I moved my ancient blog over to a new home.
Copyright and broken grand bargains
Courtesy of MG Siegler, I came across this Oatmeal comic and resonates. I too am incredibly disappointed that Hollywood doesn’t give it’s customers legal ways to watch the TV shows and movies it creates when I want to watch them, how I want to watch them. The media industry and at least one tech columnist, who … Continue reading Copyright and broken grand bargains
Looking Past the Screen
The best part of my job is spending the day with two people who are smarter than I. Amongst our gourmet sandwich lunches and brainstorming mobile CRM we get into fascinating discussions. Yesterday, we had a conversation about the user experience of Craigslist. Our very talented designer, Brian makes the case on his blog that … Continue reading Looking Past the Screen
We will miss the magic. Steve, RIP.
When Steve revealed the iPad to us in January 2010, he described it as magical. While widely derided for that remark, those of us using iPhones couldn’t agree more. When a magician waves his hands and tricks us, we are thrilled. The “magic” of the iPhone is precisely that, an illusion. We believe our fingertips … Continue reading We will miss the magic. Steve, RIP.
It took 37 years to learn this??
I just came across this website and realized I have been playing Monopoly (the board game) wrong my entire life! Following this simple rule would both make the game go faster (I definitely don’t have the time that I used to) … and more importantly, make the game more fun. From the rules: BUYING PROPERTY…Whenever … Continue reading It took 37 years to learn this??
Judging a stock bubble via IPO jumps
After watching LinkedIn and Pandora go public, I’ve been amazed at the press coverage. To recap, LinkedIn’s stock took off like a rocket - opening at $45/share and immediately jumped to the $90s. Meanwhile, Pandora opened at $16/share and “only” jumped about 10%. It was the NY Times article that caught my eye, I.P.O. Fever Calms … Continue reading Judging a stock bubble via IPO jumps
Back in March, the NY Times put up a paywall. And… suddenly what was free, wasn’t. It didn’t bother me… I read the NY Times religiously and figure it was about time I pay for it. After all, I believe the NY Times is the best newspaper in America. Then, they released their ridiculously expensive pricing. $35 … Continue reading NYTimes Paywall
End of a scandal?
Something tells me this won’t end Donald Trump’s campaign… Nor the debate. After all, Obama’s thumbprint isn’t on it! There is a photo! He himself didn’t sign it… Oh, the list is probably long. Can’t wait to cringe when I see the response… sighEnd of a scandal?
Obama’s sporting an iPad2
I’ll bet that location services are switched off. Obama's sporting an iPad2