Songbird, the first “actual OMG real startup” I ever worked for, announced earlier this month that it’s closing its doors. I remember exactly when I first heard about Songbird: it was at a brown-bag lunch event at Mozilla Corporation1. Rob Lord and a couple of ‘birders were demoing the 0.4 (or so) version of the Read More
Apple will never again come out with a product as transformative as the iPhone. Google will never build anything more useful than its existing search engine… . And Facebook … won’t ever be anything more than a place we share photos and links. Interesting arguments… and I think I agree.
Like many techies in the Bay Area, I spent yesterday morning watching the keynote at Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference. Colin Barrett graciously (and brilliantly) hosted an event at his place bringing together a group of Apple developers from all walks and featuring coffee, pastries, mimosas, and plenty of snarky comebacks for the various announcements Read More
I generally don’t discuss previous work experiences with the details unredacted—”Names changed to protect the innocent and/or guilty,” and all that—but Mozilla prides itself on its openness and transparency1, and they’ve been asking for #webstories, so here’s mine: My beginnings with Mozilla and, perhaps ironically, with release engineering started when I was 18. I worked Read More