• Quote of the Day

    “Usually the way startups die is that they launch something, users ignore it, investors are lukewarm, and they get demoralized and give up. Sometimes there are other forces encouraging them to give up, like the pull of school, or the push of founder conflicts. It’s normal for users not to like what you first launch… Continue Reading

  • I like this: Poetry, Technology, Ecology

    All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace I like to think (and the sooner the better!) of a cybernetic meadow where mammals and computers live together in mutually programming harmony like pure water touching clear sky. I like to think      (right now please!) of a cybernetic forest filled with pines and electronics… Continue Reading

  • Building community in Santa Cruz

    So I drove down to Santa Cruz and spent the day talking with some of the Web 2.0 tech and product folks there, including Margaret Rosas, Sol Lipman and friend and Yahoo! co-conspirator David Beach.  In some ways,Santa Cruz strikes me as being like Shangri-La–it’s beautiful, but isolated and somewhat remote, with the big hill… Continue Reading

  • More on Ayelet Noff interview: Miriam Schwab

    Well-know Israeli blogger  Miriam Schwab was among the myriad people who have had trouble getting authenticated to post comments on my blog (sorry), so I am posting this note for her re my interview with Ayelet Noth: “I’m sure Ayelet didn’t quite mean what it sounds like she said, but in any case I would… Continue Reading

  • Learning to tweet

    Like any app, twitter has a learning curve, and after about six weeks of active use, I feel like I’m crossing the threshold of being comfortable. What have I learned about successful tweeting, aka, rules to twit by? Here goes: Personality rules; voice and tone trump URLS It’s the (cyber virtual) watercooler–ask and ye shall… Continue Reading

  • Quote of the Day

    “Two months ago, I was doing what I had to do. Now I’m doing what I want to do. And looking back, it was a change I’d always wanted to make, but as long as I was drawing a steady paycheck, I didn’t see it as a change that I could afford to make-for me… Continue Reading