BRYCE DOT VC: Rationalizing the Irrational →
brycedotvc: Lots of public discourse in startupland these days about some irrationally sky high valuations being paid for relatively young companies. Is Quora really worth $400M? Is Pinterest really worth $1B? In general I avoid this type of chatter, but there’s a different conversation going on in private…
It’s a story for these times
A Kodak moment for mobile apps. It’s a story for these times. Young geek collaborates with Silicon Valley network to build simple but popular product. Engages customers with social media to get rapid market traction. Risk-taking venture capitalists provide cash while user base grows to 30 million customers. Within two years, with a total staff of 13 and zero revenues, the business is sold to...
Mindfulness reflections are skillful means the Buddha developed for...– Ajahn Sumedho, Trust in Your Awareness Read more from Ajahn Sumedho, thanks to Buddhism Now. (via sharanam)
@stoweboyd: 19% of US men ages 25 to 34 living in their parents’ homes in...– April 22, 2012 at 07:12AM — http://bit.ly/JiDnN7 (via underpaidgenius)
It’s not just maps, photos and geo locations that number crunchers crave....– PAUL SMALERA: All your Tumblr are belong to Them (via reuters)
In Blur of A.D.H.D., Sleep Troubles May Be a... →
underpaidgenius: Looks like the apparent explosion of ADHD might actually be growing proportion of sleep disorders among children, instead. Kate Murphy via NYTimes.com Diagnoses of attention hyperactivity disorder among children have increased dramatically in recent years, rising 22 percent from 2003 to 2007, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But many experts...
this newer generation of VCs has a much more progressive agenda– Paul Kedrosky Eyeing Patent Reform, Influential VCs Test Their Power | peHUBpeHUB (via fred-wilson)
3D Printing Pivotal to Forbidden City Extreme... →
futuramb: The Forbidden City has—at least to Western eyes— been shrouded in mystery over the course of its almost-600-year history, and the headlines it’s making today tell a classic tale, not only of East meeting West, but of Old meeting New. It turns out, the Forbidden City is about to undergo an extreme home makeover of monumental proportions but, instead of construction crews, the...
9 Bold Predictions for the Digital World of 2020
futuresagency: Seen on Mashable: “Do you daydream about the future? We thought so. But rather than bore you with our frivolous wish lists (which are mostly comprised of hoverboards and self-lacing shoes), we have asked nine leading futurists to share their visions of the digital world of 2020. Click through the slideshow to see…read on.”
“Whenever I tackled the impossible or the miraculous, I remembered the magician...– Philippe Petit, French high-wire artist who gained fame for his high-wire walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, New York, on 7 August 1974, Man on Wire, Skyhorse Publishing, 2002, p. 236. (via amiquote)
“The internet makes dumb people dumber and smart people smarter. (…) Just as...– Kevin Drum, American political blogger and columnist, The Internet Is a Major Driver of the Growth of Cognitive Inequality, Mother Jones, Feb 17, 2012 (via amiquote)
Stowe Boyd: Being The Bank: The Only Way To End... →
stoweboyd: This is actually a rewrite — years later — of something I wrote in July 2007, about splitting the bill in large dinner parties. I thought the original was lost in one of my blog moves, but I just found it under a different title (see Being The Bank: The Only Way To Stop Restaurant Squabbling…
The question isn’t what happens to publishing — the entire category has been...– : How We Will Read: Clay Shirky (via journo-geekery)
Amazing Media Habits of 8-18 Year-Olds →
world-shaker: Kids consume a heck of a lot of media—and more all the time. Basically, if kids are awake, they’re consuming media. And, increasingly, they’re consuming multiple forms of media at the same time. Kids’ print media consumption is tiny and falling. Kids’ digital media consumption is going through the roof. And you can click through for what may be dozens of (admittedly easy to...
418 I'm a teapot (RFC 2324)
fuckyeahkettles: This code was defined in 1998 as one of the traditional IETF April Fools’ jokes, in RFC 2324, Hyper Text Coffee Pot Control Protocol, and is not expected to be implemented by actual HTTP servers. However, known implementations do exist. An Nginx HTTP server uses this code to simulate goto-like behaviour in its configuration.