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I think most programmers spend the first 5 years of their career mastering complexity, and the rest of their lives learning simplicity.
I propose a new term for applications like Mailbox: productivity theater.
This is probably the most accurate critique of startup company culture I've ever read: http://blog.prettylittlestatemachine.com/blog/2013/02/20/what-your-culture-really-says/ … /via @btmerr
I propose we accept iPhone release days as inherent productivity losses and declare a new Federal holiday: unboxing day.
T-shirt idea: "I Heart Skeuomorphism," but with a realistic looking heart.
The problem with making new friends as you get older is that everything about you just becomes too damn long a story.
Every time I hear "we need to replicate the richness of real world social relationships on the web," I have a mental image of Microsoft Bob.
It's fine to say "move fast and break things" and "ditch the polish," but if you do, don't also think you're going to be the next Apple.
OH: "The co-located Mac Mini is the fixie of the server world."
Seeing "Pirates of Silicon Valley" 10 years ago inspired me to make life changes that made me what I am today. I owe a lot to
Thought on iCloud: any time you hear "we've eliminated a difficult engineering problem in an opaque way" your reaction should be skepticism.
Yelp users are the ultimate proof of Oscar Wilde's adage that a cynic knows the price of everything but the value of nothing.
The absence of Steve Jobs isn't the biggest challenge Apple faces these days. The truly scary thing is that they're no longer an underdog.