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MG Siegler

San Francisco, CA
As seen in:  TechCrunch

GP @GoogleVentures. On the road with @msquinn. A man of few words. Except when writing.

FIRST! - 500ish Words - Medium — What you're working on sucks, just give up now, they said. Yesterday, Square went public. Which is weird because six years ago, when Jack Dorsey was first unveiling the service to the public, I was told there was "nothing new here" and "this idea feels very stale."
Nov 22, 2015

RT @cdixon: "If you’re building a company, never read comments on the Internet."

One for Them, One for Us — Not every passion project should play in theaters, but Netflix... Last night, I saw the film ; it was okay. Not bad, not awful, just pure mediocrity. Bradley Cooper is good enough as the bad-boy chef gone clean, but he can't quite steer the plot through the many clichéd potholes.
Nov 02, 2015

Are Netflix and HBO the future for big screen "passion projects?"…

Team Playmobil - 500ish Words - Medium — Making up stories in the era of Big Lego The most vivid memory I have as a child is of a ship. Not a real one. A toy. Ostensibly a pirate ship, I would occasionally pretend it was a ship for the good guys as well. I loved that ship.
Oct 21, 2015

“Lego has reached new levels by piggybacking on the intellectual property of others.” by @mgsiegler…

Being Phoneless - 500ish Words - Medium — What if kids rebel against technology? I believe that I can honestly say that the last day in which I didn't use a smartphone was June 28, 2007. That is, the day before the iPhone launched. Since then, not only have I used the iPhone every single day, the amount of time I use it each day has undoubtedly increased.

The Medium and The Message — Just over a decade ago, I remember having so much to say and nowhere to say it. The year was 2004, I had just moved to Los Angeles by myself without knowing another soul in the city. I was bored. One night, I decided to write. But where?

These Pictures of You — "I've been looking so long at these pictures of you, that I almost believe that they're real." Anyone who thinks Apple's new 'Live Photos' element of the iPhone 6s (and 6s Plus) is a gimmick is a fool that doesn't understand Apple - and may not understand human nature and emotions.

The Death of the Death of Books — It's 2015, or, if you prefer: 8 A.K. - After Kindle. That device was supposed to bring about the end of physical books. Not immediately, of course. But eventually. And yet here we are, 8 years later, and not only are physical books not going away, by some measures, the opposite may be happening.

Your Right to Write — Obvious disclaimer before I begin: these thoughts are my own, not those of a certain little company that dabbles in advertising on this place we call the web. Busy with other things, I effectively ignored the ad-blocking hoopla for much of last week.

The Death of Thought — One of the things I like about writing is that it forces me to think. I sit here, quietly, and think about what I want to say next. A novel idea, I know. But actually, in this day and age, it is quite novel.
Sep 16, 2015

"I spend so much of my day having information pushed at me, yet I spend almost no time to actually process it."…

Tip @Techmeme - 500ish Words - Medium — I'm not 100% sure when Techmeme came on my radar. But I know when I got on Techmeme founder Gabe Rivera's radar. It was December 27, 2006. Just as probably not an insignificant amount of other bloggers, it was with a sort of snotty email to Gabe wondering why my exceptionally well-written blog post with the key insight on a hot tech topic of the day wasn't appearing on Techmeme.
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