Got to see a few of the talks including Harry Shum, Quddus Philippe, and Tony Hsieh, and got a few good pictures of Janelle Monae before my camera broke. Guest photographer: Matthew Spindler.Life is Beautiful Festival Day 2 Got to see a few of the talks including Harry Shum, Quddus Philippe, and Tony Hsieh, and got a few good pictures of Janelle Monae before my camera broke. Guest photographer: Matthew Spindler.
Every year for Lent I try to give something up that I would otherwise find unimaginable or consider myself particularly dependent on. Last year I gave up meat, which isn’t that unusual but you have to remember I’m from Texas. ;)
This year as I surveyed my life there was one thing I kept coming back to as being completely dependent on: my smartphone(s). It’s only been a few years since the iPhone…
For better or worse, a great deal of investment in technology is driven by pattern matching. In that world any company (including Automattic) that generally eschews hype, is largely subscription driven, and has a small number of employees relative to its audience should be thrilled at the 19 billion dollar acquisition of WhatsApp. The deal is incredible.
This has kicked off another round of…
I have a few engagements in the coming week in the San Francisco area and online:
- Later today I’ll be on the WordPress-focused podcast Dradcast.
- This evening there will be a Patent Happy Hour co-hosted by Engine Advocacy, EFF, and Automattic.
- On Thursday the 20th I’ll be speaking with Kent Goldman as part of the First Round Capital Dorm Room Fund Speaker Series at Stanford Graduate School of…
Paul Sieminski, the general counsel at Autmattic (Automattlock), writes for Wired on how Corporations Abusing Copyright Laws Are Ruining the Web for Everyone.