Three lies you’ll hear over and over when the market goes nuts: Valuation is reality. We will always put our users first! And: This time it’s different.
In which I share an online publishing lesson: why you’re better off keeping your back-end software transitions separate from your front-end design revamps.
One little article I wrote 15 years ago for Salon has been making the rounds again recently (probably because Andrew Leonard recently linked to it — thanks, Andrew!). This piece was notable because it introduced Salon’s readers to a new service with the unlikely name of Google. My enthusiastic endorsement was based entirely on my […]
Buried near the end of John Markoff’s front-page feature in the Times today about “deep learning”, neural-net-inspired software, this tidbit, which I think requires no further elaboration, but is worth noting, and noting again: One of the most striking aspects of the research led by Dr. [Geoffrey] Hinton is that it has taken place largely […]
If you look at my life, I’ve never gotten it right the first time. It always takes me twice. — Steve Jobs, in a 1992 Washington Post interview I first wrote about Steve Jobs as a digital auteur in January 1999, in a profile for Salon that tried, in the near-term aftermath of Jobs’ […]
Way back when I joined Facebook I was under the impression that it was the social network where people play themselves. On Facebook, you were supposed to be “real.” So I figured, OK, this is where I don’t friend everyone indiscriminately; this is where I only connect with people I really know. I stuck with […]
At Facebook last Wednesday night, a panel of four journalists — Laura McClure of Mother Jones, Katharine Zaleski of the Washington Post, Chris O’Brien of the San Jose Mercury News, and CNN tech writer Mark Milian — talked about how they use Facebook as a tool for journalism. What they said was smart. I’d probably […]