“If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.” — Mark Twain
Will we ever find a reasonable way to kill the password? Twitter announces Digits, a mobile centric, sign-in service based on your phone number. It’s not really a new concept, but it is a welcome addition for app developers to consider.
by Hans Rosling and Ola Rosling
“Regret For The Things We Do Can Be Tempered By Time, It Is Regret For The Things We Do Not Do That Is Inconsolable.” – Sydney J. Harris
“We now have over 2bn iOS and Android devices on earth, and this will grow in the next few years to well over 3bn. This kind of scale is unprecedented in the computing industry (there are only 1.6bn PCs even now), and it tends to break prior assumptions in lots of interesting ways. One of the most interesting stress points for me is in the way that we think about ecosystems. It’s not clear how ‘winner-takes-all’ dynamics work, and it’s not clear how far ecosystems are global.” — Benedict Evans
It’s inspiring to read stories like “Anti-burn: How bootstrapped Zoho survived two tech bubbles and became a massive success.”
Unfortunately, I don’t feel that the startup culture of today celebrates or even recognizes these types of stories very often. And that’s disappointing. These types of founders and companies are the soul of entrepreneurship.
Are we devaluing some of the most important words in our language in a desperate pursuit of being noticed? Once upon a time (at least that’s how I feel – or maybe just want to), words like hero, courage, incredible, horrible, magical and epic all seemed as if they were used sparingly – now it feels like every other click-bait headline or Facebook update includes some sort of controversial, hyped or just plain over-the-top jargon. Are we losing our ability to communicate?