My post on the Boston Globe

Scott Kirsner has a column in the Boston Globe called “Blog Filter” that publishes local tech blogs that happens to catch his eye.

I’m thankful that he’s used at least 2 of my posts since he started that column. I think that’s cool. I’ve also been introduced to a number of local Boston blogs that I hadn’t heard of before. That’s even cooler.

Today Scott pulled my recent post about the downturn and the effect on VCs and startups

Few thoughts:

-It would have been interesting if he also grabbed some of the comments to that post or the reblog/notes to that post. I think Steve Kane (comment) and Scott Rafer (reblog) bring up some very good points that would be interest to people.

-As you can see in my original post, I wrote it pretty late at night. i think I wrote it in 3 minutes so I’ll be the first to admit that it’s a bit rambling. But the one thing I do feel strongly about was point #8 and unfortunately that didn’t make it to the Boston Globe.

Here is what I wrote at the time:

Yes the market is fucked up. Yet there remains plenty of big problems, big opportunities, big disruptions and areas that require significant innovation. More people are online than ever & the mobile web is exploding. Industries are turning upside down. More and more of us are getting fiber to the curb. It’s a beautiful thing. And I remain a long term optimist.

This is a great time to start a company. Go after a big honking problem. Do something you love and care about it. Now’s the time to do it!