Tag Archive: Quotes
“Having a record in your collection meant that you could spend time poring over its liner notes: familiarizing yourself with the names of musicians, producers, engineers, and managers; memorizing lyrics; and studying photos of musicians’ faces, stances and attire. These were the intangible qualities that made music more than just a service, but something to be collected.”
Dec. 18, ‘13: — Love this Khoi Vinh essay on what’s missing from streaming music. I totally agree.
“I personally think 3d printing is lame and I cant imagine a real use for it. Similarly, I can’t imagine a real use for quad copters, but fuck man, they are super fucking cool. And I don’t think I or anyone else can really articulate it any better.”
Oct. 9, ‘13: — Charles Forman’s great overview on quad-copter drones.
“We will NOT launch a BuzzFeed TV show, radio station, cable network, or movie franchise … We will NOT launch a white labeled version of BuzzFeed to power other sites or a BuzzFeed social network.”
Sep. 4, ‘13: — BuzzFeed founder Jonah Peretti’s “staff memo” is pretty great, especially the section about focus.
“Suddenly, everyone’s discovered the wrist … We’ve known for a long time it’s prime real estate. We’re prepared.”
Aug. 29, ‘13: — Casio CEO Kazuo Kashio talks to the New York Times’ Hiroko Tabuchi about the rise of the smartwatch. Watches represent 85% of Casio’s operating profit. (Reminds me of Ed Colligan’s infamous quote about “PC guys” and smartphones.)
“That article alone was worth the $1.50 I had to pay for the paper. That price, by the way, was about half of what the same store charges for a blueberry muffin.”
Jul. 26, ‘13: — Henry Blodget buys a newspaper.
Jul. 23, ‘13: — I’m looking forward to reading Nick Bilton’s Twitter book this fall.
“Apple’s stunning growth over the past decade has been one of the biggest stories in all of tech… But now, that unbelievable growth rocket has come back to earth. Apple’s most recent quarter, reported today, showed just 1% growth over last year.”
Jul. 23, ‘13: — I’m analyzing Apple’s earnings this quarter at TechCrunch. Also, the latest Apple earnings chart porn.
Jun. 10, ‘13: — iOS 7.
“The switch to Android first hasn’t happened yet, but at least based on conversations I’ve had with entrepreneurs, it seems likely to happen in the next year or two.”
Jun. 3, ‘13: — Chris Dixon has some interesting thoughts on mobile. We’ll have to check on this in a year or so — I’ll set a reminder in my, uh, Google calendar.
“Burgers are awesome. No, seriously. Grilled meat with melted cheese, smoky bacon, crispy greens, and sinus-clearing dijon? And they look cool, too. If you like burgers, we’ll be friends.”
May. 23, ‘13: — Wondering where I’ve been? Finishing up the new City Notes site. It might look a little familiar.