Saturday, February 28, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Maybe, I am little too aspirational but the potential is enticing. :-)
Source:: MAKE: Blog: $100 Linux wall-wart launches
Thursday, February 19, 2009
I came across this diagram in a technical context but I think it is more general purpose than that. I think everything from presidential campaigns to entrepreneurship will fit this model.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
"Rebooting" or reinventing the company started with a daylong brainstorming session where we broke up into teams to talk about our best ideas. I was lucky enough to be in @Jack's group, where he first described a service that uses SMS to tell small groups what you are doing. We happened to be on top of the slide on the north end of South Park. It was sunny and brisk. We were eating Mexican food. His idea made us stop eating and start talking.
That paragraph is my favourite part from this blog post -> http://www.140characters.com/2009/01/30/how-twitter-was-born/. Of course the make up of the group had more to do than just the act of brain storming as a group. Of course, it needed funding by people with vision to last long enough to matter. (Btw, Twitter just raised 35mill in funding last week in this economy, so you bet it is around to stay).
I am just pointing out that this is a cool way to get your base excited if you are a company and your employees are wondering what's next.
I was reading a love story on msnbc which curiously, is categorized as a "Tech and Gadgets" story. I was struck by how easy it was for these two young people to connect from across the world based on a share interest.
I should point out that they are both very talented; he cut his teeth on photoshop and she on GIMP. The tools aside, I think we are going to see more and more of this in the future. Young people collaborating with an ease and speed that was science fiction to a generation before them. The only difference is that unlike the earlier generation, these two are not going to stop and marvel at the ease of collaboration. They are going to keep building, creating, destroying, experimenting and pushing the boundaries faster than ever before :-)
I cannot wait for it to happen. Happy Valentine's day everyone.