"I care more what you'll think of me at 35 than I...
The above was a near constant refrain from my dad over the years, it was probably most used from 5 yrs old to 19 or something. I’ve come to appreciate the sheer genius of this line as I’ve grown older. As you’d expect, I had zero appreciation for it when he was saying it. What I didn’t appreciate at that time was that, as a kid, I wasn’t the intended audience. The...
Missing Words in English
The recipient side of “articulate” or “eloquent.” There’s “good listener” but I’m talking about the ability of some to really understand what someone means beyond just what they literally say. Like being articulate, its a skill that some have much more than others, it surely can be learned and taught, and its vitally important. The provider side...
War is mainly a catalog of blunders - Winston Churchill
Kids no longer have to tale their shoes off in airport security, a small intelligent step at least http://t.co/ibK0zcEZ
Review of WWII by Winston Churchill Volume One
On the one hand, I can certainly understand how people fault this as imperfect history. Churchill has his biases, to me most acute is that he’s more forgiving to Chamberlain that most any other historian would be. He kind of glosses over the Munich debacle, for example. As best I can tell, he’s basically a loyal guy and unwilling to criticize quite as harshly as most would feel he...
most accept that failure can lead to sucess, but equally true is that sucess can lead to failure http://t.co/vILM1IFt #Kindle
Of course reality is stranger than fiction, reality has no editor.
Seems to me people are comparing Netflix online to Netflix DVD (qwickster) when it really competes with HBO, starz
pentagon officials acknowledged humanitarian efforts more effective against terrorism than war http://t.co/AWU4Fb3B #Kindle
an articulate argument against “giving a man a fish” instead of a fishing pole. http://t.co/D4YBi0V #Kindle
“Joe, we visited the doctor today, and I have some bad news.” my dad said “The doctor said I could well live another five years.” then he shouted to my mom across the house “Lucille, Joe turned white as a ghost at that grim news.” Another time my dad and I sat at the kitchen table, and I listened to him go on about pharmaceutical industry and Medicare D prescription coverage. “Now with this...
RT @engadget Reserve Power: When inventor meets informercial, Part 2 http://engt.co/mMmDOc #inventocracy
Anonymous asked: What's the story with the Neuros LINK? I can't find a buy button on the site for the unit itself - is it still being made?
The legendary @azaaza leaves mozilla to start massive health http://bit.ly/fctb9q bigger news than you may yet realize
Grand time at hacker dojo in mountainview barinstorming, ~9 weeks to CES, time to push!
RT @dnaltews: @JoeBorn enjoyed your piece on Android. It blows my mind what people are doing with our platform. Nook was a total surpr …
Go It Alone: How To Make Your Stuff In China (Part... →
An Orphan's Message
This is a speech I gave in 2004 at a fundraiser for Half the Sky, an organization helping orphans throughout China: ++++++ I got involved with China’s orphans because I had heard the stories. I had heard the horror stories that rivaled any of those coming out of Hollywood. I heard the stories of whole villages of parents practically being wiped out by aids from the tainted equipment used...
Why Android May be the IBM PC of Our Generation →
Sums up my view well, Apple will wind up with a very strong, profitable 25-30% market share in electronics http://nyti.ms/d7XkLA
an eBay matching cooks and those looking for home cooked meals @CookItForUs midVenturesLAUNCH people’s choice winner: http://bit.ly/bqP7ZX
quirky.com is a really neat site for inventors. For $10 they’ll review an idea transparently, and take winners to market #inventocracy
wow, the tumblr feed to twitter is obnoxious, it truncates and links even if the original message fit!
This is good RT @therealfitz: “The Case Against Data Lock-In” has hit ACM Queue: http://goo.gl/PgPJ Please share broadly- impt.
Being a miserable person is very efficient, if you are really unpleasant even 5-10% of the time, you can be dreaded 100% of the time
Five factors driving the Android revolution. Interesting that devs see it as future platform http://zd.net/bvJzLI
RT @businessinsider: Now that Google’s going into the offshore wind-farming business, here’s what they can look forward to http://read.b …
When most of us look through history, we judge those figures by our modern...
If you feel I am, or I am not, marriage material due to my strong attachment to...
I’ve learned to cut my own hair really well now. By “really well” I mean that no one says “what the hell happened to your head?”
The Banking System is Like a Big Snake
The fed appears poised to *attempt* to pump another $1 TRILLION into the US economy, by buying treasuries from banks. This is a bit like trying to make a snake poop by jamming food down his throat. The banking system, like a giant snake, can easily tolerate a huge lump in their bellies, and they are sure to poop out that money just when the economy is heating up and an influx of cash is *least*...
Gladwell: Why the Revolution Won't Be Tweeted →
I certainly agree with Gladwell that social networks are all about weak ties (although some of those weak ties can certainly develop into very meaningful relationships). But it largely breaks down when he talks the networks applicability to design: “There are many things, though, that networks don’t do well. Car companies sensibly use a network to organize their hundreds of suppliers, but...
RT @nytimes: Smarter Than You Think: Google Cars Drive Themselves, in Traffic http://nyti.ms/bUYkSC
There’s a pretty big irony that this hugely popular iCarly phenomenon is a *TV* show about an imaginary website, there’s some disconnect
why is there not a leaf vaccuum instead of a blower?
You wake up every day and weigh the pain of keeping your dreams v giving them up, and its not always an easy call.
Matt McCall Talk at Chicago Innovation Awards →
I’m testing tumblr.com it seems ok. It took me a bit of monkeying to get my domain moved over here, and I could only do it because I’ve never handed out joeborn.com In any case, I’m still not ready to put joeborn.com on my business cards, I guess I’d have a man day of effort in here before I was ready to do that.
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