Alex Payne on the process cults

When I look around the world, the businesses that dominate don’t seem to be the ones that formed around process as a rallying cry. Rather, they adapted processes to bolster world-changing, market-creating ideas. The world doesn’t need a lean startup, or a developed customer, or a REWORK’d business; it needs solutions to problems, magic where […]

Brian Lam on what technology means for happiness

Informationally, we are becoming lard-asses. In the pageview and ratings driven media economy, too much of the content these days is designed to be just like junk food to quickly boost quantifiable viewership. If you make content that is the intellectual equivalent of gummy bears, your site will appear to grow quickly. Advertisers reward size, […]

Today’s two WordPress.com VIP launches: PandoDaily and Grist

Today, MLK day even, two new sites launched on WordPress.com VIP that I’m personally pretty excited about. PandoDaily PandoDaily is a brand new tech site started by Sarah Lacy, former senior editor at TechCrunch. From her announcement post: We have one goal here at PandoDaily: To be the site-of-record for that startup root-system and everything that springs […]

The Local-Global Flip, Or, “The Lanier Effect”

The Local-Global Flip, Or, “The Lanier Effect”. Absolutely fascinating interview. Two technologies on the cusp of going mainstream: self-driving cars and (dis)assembling robots. Also, technological efficiencies tend to have a positive benefit to the already wealthy (you save more money) but a negative benefit to the already middle-class or poor (you don’t have any money to begin […]

Status

Newspapers are technology companies, and more of them need to start acting that way.

Own your identity

But all of these proprietary networks that want to own and hold in your content are reversing much of the web’s progress in some other areas, such as the durability and quality of online identity. If you care about your online presence, you must own it. […] Sadly, most people don’t care about giving control […]

On The Network Manifesto

On The Network Manifesto. Ten reasons why the internet isn’t as bad as traditional media wants us to think it is. My favorite: “People make the internet what it is. If you don’t like it, make it better.”