I spent some time at the studios of KRON-4 TV here in San Francisco on Friday evening, chatting with Catherine Heenan about that day’s launch of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C and answering reader questions. Thanks to Gabe Slate for inviting me on!… Read the rest
Something seems to be amiss with our budget forecast.Read the rest
You can only put so many dents in the universe.… Read the rest
I read the Times story on Amplify, Rupert Murdoch’s 650-person startup aimed at reinventing education via tablet games, with mixed feelings.
On the one hand, as I wrote in a piece today on VentureBeat, this is exactly the vision — shared by One Laptop per Child — first outlined in Neal Stephenson’s “The Diamond Age.” A self-guided curriculum, embedded in a digital book, that could teach children everything they need to know via engaging songs, games, and interactive projects.… Read the rest
Vineet Jain came to America with just $100 in his pocket — literally.
He laughs as he remembers arriving in the San Francisco airport in 1993.
“I had a single $100 bill, folded up in my shirt pocket,” he says.