I think the best tablet in the world is an Android tablet, the 7-inch Nexus,”...– Fred Wilson great line, great tablet. still loving my Nexus 7.
File management and iOS apps
Ever since iTunes, Apple has been on a path to move away from the desktop metaphor they pioneered. It used to be the case that to find a file/document/app, you would start with the Finder and find your thing. But iTunes changed all of that. Don’t look for a song in the Finder. Find your data in the app. It all starts with the App. (It’s probably one of the reasons I don’t use...
Getting Real: The bestselling book by 37signals →
Love this. My favorite “chapter” is Chapter 4 : Make Opinionated Software: Your app should take sides That’s gold.
How do you participate on social networks?
It’s interesting to look at various social networks and communities and how we interact with them — particularly how we interact with services that are by default public as well as private apps. Another interesting dynamic are services where we use our real name vs pseudonyms. I find it’s interesting some services lend themselves to be more aspirational while others lend...
Some thoughts on the Nexus 7
I ordered my Nexus 7 last week and it arrived on Friday. As a test, I left it my iPad at home while we are away at the beach this weekend. I’m a huge iPad fan so this is a pretty big test. Let me start by listing the things I don’t like about the Nexus 7: -It’s not as fast as the iPad 3. The UI feels laggy at times -There is no built in LTE -The screen isn’t retina -The case google sells...
That James Holmes is insane, few may doubt. Our gun laws are also insane, but...– Roger Ebert - Aurora Shooting - We’ve Seen This Before - NYTimes.com (h/t daringfireball)
whitneymcn: Conveyor - Woolgathering I’ve had a...
My new Retina MacBook Pro
Yesterday I received my Retina MacBook Pro. I went a little nuts and bought the top of the line config: 16 gigs of RAM (!) and a 750GB SSD. This thing is a screamer. The Retina MacBook Pro replaces my trusty 13” MacBook Air Some observations: This display is under hyped. Its absolutely beautiful. It’s nice having a full, no compromise computer. Using Lightroom on this thing is...
Now let’s look at servces where the users provide all the value....– A VC: In Defense Of Free
Building All-Star Teams →
via Mike Karnjanaprakorn At Twitter, Dick Costolo (CEO) makes sure that all new hires can answer three simple questions: 1. What’s my job? 2. How do I know I’m successful at my job? 3. Why does it matter if our company succeeds (vision)? Mike has a great post on team building and company culture. I encourage you to read the whole thing. (disclosure: we are investors in Mike’s...
Many years ago a company called Karelia developed a cool desktop app for the Mac called Watson. Wikipedia describes the story of Karelia quite well: The Karelia logo was inspired by events that occurred shortly after Dan Wood created Watson. The application was designed as a complement to Apple’s existing Sherlock 2 application, providing users various plug-ins to view specific internet...
Web designers: you need a Retina MacBook Pro →
via Marco.org: I’ve been using a Retina MacBook Pro for one week, only as a secondary computer, and I’ve already changed my font, redesigned my narrow layout’s header, and conditionally replaced an image with text. I’ve noticed that fonts, especially, respond extremely differently on the Retina screen: many of my old, non-Retina choices simply didn’t look good, and many fonts and metrics that...
and so here I am: still standing in the arena, in hand-to-hand combat with...– late bloomer, not a loser. (I hope) by Dave McClure I’m catching up late but it’s now obvious why this post was tweeted like crazy today. Well done Dave.
It’s a constant struggle for survival,” he said in his courthouse chambers,...– Judge Posner: U.S. patent system out of sync - chicagotribune.com (via fred-wilson)
Five year development plan vs 6 months
When we interact with our phones we get to interact with applications that are often built in less than a year. Many times these apps are built within 6months. That’s the gift Apple gave to the world. It wasn’t long ago when VCs and entreprenuers dreaded the idea of building software for mobile phones. It was a nightmare. Your app could work on one specific Samsung phone for Verizon but...