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I find it kinda refreshing to be honest. I would be the last one to praise the mob, yet I wouldn't rush and praise NYT as well. Journalism was never a voice of truth, and pure facts. It was always the voice of the publisher or the writer at best, and there is nothing wrong with that, as long as everybody is honest about that. The problem is that journalists have placed themselves on pedestals high above the mob, as the voice of reason, the voice of truth. Paul, lets be honest, most of the journalists are fuck faces, with no real connection to reality and most of all to honesty. I salute the mob for taking NYT off their high seat. The problem that I see here is the degrading quality of writing and editing in the major journalism outlets. Those aspects should have been nurtured and guarded from the clown buffoons that found their way into the media.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on The New York Times should be ashamed, but only for pandering to idiotic Twitter outrage
"Witnessing senseless violence is supposed to stun normal people into silence, to shock them to the point where they can barely breathe, let alone construct an inverted pyramid" .
Well done Paul, I salute you.
10 months ago on Lights, Camera, Reaction: When Did Eye-witnesses to Horror Become So Disturbingly Articulate?
I have a feeling the Google+ will somehow become the new face of Chrome OS. Websites and browsers will soon become a thing of the past as cloud based apps takes the lead. Just imagine it, the left side bar will be your dock in a slide out manner, there would be no more desktop, the contact bar on the right will only popup when you need, and everything will work seamlessly. Google can figure it out, and I believe they have already, it just takes time. I am looking at the top of my Macbook Pro screen, Chrome is the only thing that's open, yet there is so much clutter at the top of my screen. It sucks.
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Going Google: When The Past Comes Back to Haunt You
@trevoragilbert How's Rdio a Google or Chrome problem? It is an online service like many others (Pandora, Rhapsody, LastFM, MOG, MixCloud, Grooveshark, Deezer, etc.) To blame Google for the lack of taste and performance of these services is silly. Unlike your scared church of Apple, the web is open for everyone to express their taste, no matter how un-tasteful their taste is. "Unified experience" is what happens is North Korea, Iran, China and iOS. Experiences should be pleasant, soothing, joyful, exciting, and not unified.
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Going Google: The Cloud is Horribly Quiet
A. How long did it take you to purchase all of your music collection? Was it a matter of minutes or did you spend years on building it? B Since when iTunes became a web player? It is a desktop player that downloads tracks in the background, and even this is only a year old. C Spotify is nothing but theft. A hipster product to kill all musicians. Royalties were never so low. Instead of supporting a trend, support the artists who are flocking away like hell from Spotify. D. Google Music sucks, yet they offer one of the best deals for independent artists, and they should be respected for that. E. Google (and YouTube) invest more money in supporting artists and in content development than Apple and Spotify combined. F. The reason most people like itunes is because it is idiot proof. They like Spotify for the same reason. Plus, it's hip and cheaper. They even look the same. G. I'm a MacBook pro user myself, yet all I do is in Chrome, from blogging and writing to coding and development to whatever. To be honest, OSx only comes in my way. Unfortunately, there isn't any decent looking Chromebook out there. The minute there is one, it will be my go to device. H. Google, stop fucking around and give me a kick-ass music service. Get your G+ team working on it or send me an email, i'll fix it for you.
May I remind you that Nixon used the same lines at his resignation speech, as he was trying to defend his actions.
11 months, 3 weeks ago on What Is Silicon Valley?
@rurikbradbury "His study also concluded that the most creative entrepreneurs spend less time than average networking with business colleagues and more time with strangers and acquaintances." I think that "strangers" is the key word here. It seems like "who you know" only slows you down.
"You always ask yourself if I am changing the World in a good way? Are people's lives better for having known me? Now the real question is "does one-click data entry vs. three-click data entry is what will change the world?" Will that help me move through airports faster, or shorten my flight? Will that give me lavarage over my bank or cell carrier? Will that feed the hungry or teach him how to fish? Some modesty is required. Not every company is going to change the world and most of them don't even change our day to day life. This doesn't change the fact that there great products out there and great entrepreneurs who tackle great problems. Somehow, these entrepreneurs are too busy or too humble to answer such question, as described in the post, in this manner. Please do change the world.
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Sleepless Nights, Paddling Like Hell and Never “Turning it Off” — Friday Inspiration for Founders
So basically what I understand from this is that it's all about "who you know" in the Valley. Ability, execution, feasibility, potential, advancement, and off-course a great idea are just a bonus. That kind of characteristics are also and mainly found in third world and corrupted countries, where only a few share the plate. This is only slowing down innovation if not stoping it, as the Valley only focuses on the Valley as it harvests it's profits from disrupted peasants who unfortunately live in the rest of the world.