“Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.”
— Oliver Sacks, quoted by Michiko Kakutani, in the NYT today (via Steve Silberman)
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Despite what economists like to think, people do not always make rational economic decisions. That’s nowhere more apparent than in today’s service-centric, app-based consumer Internet.
The fact is, people are willing to pay more — often a lot more — for services that are pleasant to use.… Read the rest
The lovely folks at NBC Bay Area invited me back to Press:Here, Silicon Valley’s answer to “Meet the Press.” I was on the show on Sunday with Laura Mandaro and host Scott McGrew. We talked for about 8 minutes apiece with the founders of Munchery, Tripping.com, and HackerOne.… Read the rest
Tile makes a deceptively simple gadget: a rounded square of white plastic, about the size of a poker chip, that you can clip to your key ring, slip into a backpack, or stick onto any other object you want to keep track of.… Read the rest
CCTV reporter Mark Niu interviewed me and included my somewhat skeptical take on Google’s new corporate structure — Alphabet Inc. — in his report this week. My hair is doing some weird thing but I think other than that I make some kind of sense.… Read the rest