Quarterly: Why I'm Starting Quarterly Co. →
quarterlyco: When I was a kid I went to an intense summer camp that emphasized things like hard work and discipline, and frowned on things like fun (I actually tried to run away at one point, but that’s a story for another time). One of the manifestations of this was a strict “no junk food” policy, which was…
Is There Anything Good About Men →
This is a thorough and tasteful treatment of a tricky issue by Seb Benthall. First thing: there’s a lot of problems with the way the article is written that will make those on the other side of the debate unwilling to dignify it with a response. A lot of the argumentation is built on top of sexist assumptions which have been pissing off feminists for years, so it’s not a critically...
Whitney Museum of American Art: Whitney Stories →
artprize: Cool! “Whitney Stories is an interactive magazine designed to provide a space for readers to engage with the multiple histories and narratives that make the Whitney a compelling place to visit—in the galleries or online. Our first issue, “Whitney of the Future,” offers a look at events surrounding the May 2011 groundbreaking on our new building in downtown Manhattan, designed by...
I Eat Ewoks: What Netflix Isn't Saying →
ahknight: Netflix jacked their rates for Instant Watch + DVD delivery and gave a lame-ass excuse for it. It was calculated to be lame, however, because if they used the real reason for it prices might go even higher. The Internet’s memory is short so let’s go back a week ago to when Netflix lost the Sony… Spot on.
The Problem With Silicon Valley Is Itself →
This is an extremely well-written article, and makes me both inspired and a little guilty for getting caught up in the same mentality. “At a BBQ last week with a group of Y Combinator graduates, the conversation went predictably back and fourth, sounding something like this: What batch were you in? How many times did you pivot? How much did you raise? From who? How many users have you got...
Well, we don’t think a billion dollars is all that cool either. You know what’s...– The Evernote guys. You don’t hear that very often.
robgo.org: Some Thoughts on Hiring Technical... →
robgo: I reblogged an awesome post last week about how non-technical founders need to step thinking about “finding” a technical co-founder and “earning” a technical co-founder. I’ve been thinking about this a lot, and talking to Jason Jacobs at RunKeeper this afternoon, I realized that there is… nice.
the breakup box →
carefreewhitegirl: Carefree White Girl leaves for 4th of July weekend, but not before breaking up with her boyfriend. When he e-mails her 8 hours later he says: “i have a bunch of your shit. I can’t look at it, it hurts too bad.” Before shutting her phone off to go grill brats and dogs and bison and set off fire works in a field she writes back: “Hey Shane, I actually landed in Portland, a bunch...
Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things can not be acquired by...– Mark Twain
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