Blippy and Swipely
Just left a comment on Sarah Tavel’s excellent blog. It went from a one-line comment to a full blog post by the time I was done, so I’ll syndicate here. Sarah wrote: I just signed onto Swipely for the first time, having played around with Blippy. One of the super interesting choices Swipely made is that they don’t give users a choice to pull in non-credit card feeds. If you...
The first crop of iPad user apps revived memories of Web designs from 1993, when...– iPad Usability: First Findings From User Testing (Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox) The phenomenon Jakob describes here has always been a problem with touch input. The affordances available by hovering with a mouse pointer and seeing a cursor change into a hand or seeing alt-text appear is gone in...
greghochsprung asked: Where does all your knowledge of the history of computers and the internet come from? Your posts on the iPad name and StackOverflow were both very insightful..I'd love to gain some of that historical knowledge.
We were a couple days behind the Jeff on this announcement, but we just posted some thoughts on why we made the investment in StackOverflow over on the USV blog. In case this leads to any confusion, I’ll just say it upfront, yes, I’m leaving USV, but I’m sticking around until mid-June to help these guys have as smooth a transition as possible.
Teenagers Online and formspring.me
I went to the NYTimes this morning and saw an article about how teenagers are being malicious to each other on Formspring.me. Of course, before I had even finished reading the article, I hit ctrl+F and searched for “danah boyd” references in the article. ”Hmmm…,” I thought to myself, “no quotes, that’s weird… I would think this would be her...
When I step back and think about what motivates me early in a relationship with...– My Obsession With The Product by Brad Feld These two paragraphs from Brad are a perfect model of my priorities as an investor and how I aspire to behave as I continue making VC a career.