Jan 12, 2013
In 1999, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) professor David Miller showed the movie Star Wars to his students on their first day of class. After the scene where Skywalker spars with a floating droid remote, Miller stood up and pointed: “I want you to build me some of those.”
NASA Expanding Tests of Star Wars-Inspired “Droids” - nasa.gov
Nov 12, 2012
that’s how business was done at Apple - it was well-managed internal warfare.

Innovation is a Fight by Michael Lopp in Rands in Repose

via df

May 3, 2012



Amy Poehler on Tumblr.

Time to create the tumbie award show.

Dec 9, 2011
The future of media is not about geographical restrictions.
John Gruber
Oct 6, 2011
In a post-Steve-Jobs world, there is no longer an excuse for large corporations to be less bold than start-ups.
Steve Jobs: a personal remembrance, by John Siracusa, in Ars Technica
Oct 4, 2011

Diagram: User Acquisition
If your users, with their shiny MyWebBookSauceHubsterVille account, come to your app from MyWebBookSauceHubsterVille.com, they’re your customers: your marketing got them, you own them, Apple respects that.

If, however, users come to the app from the App Store, they’ve never heard of MyWebBookSauceHubsterVille before: all they’re interested in doing is making their iPad a little more useful. Then, Apple sees them as Apple customers, first and foremost, and Apple wants its cut of the action. You’re standing on top of their stack, and that costs 30%.

Apple, Apps, Appeals, & Appeasement: the Story of Drift via github
Aug 1, 2011
God, can you imagine if 5 years ago someone told you that you’d be rooting for EA, and that they’d be the “good guys” (reliantly speaking) of big publishers…
Starky on RPS : http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/01/21/modernwarfare3/#comment-606928
Apr 26, 2011
Without your support and participation, all we would have is a bunch of servers and some code.
Apr 25, 2011
the “cloud” was still just something that you drew up on a whiteboard as a placeholder for the in-between crap that someone else was going to build and operate.
Bryan Cantrill, VP of Eng @ Joyent.
Apr 22, 2011
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