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GP @GoogleVentures. A man of few words. Except when writing.

The Information Behind the Cloud — While reading this interview yesterday with Techmeme founder Gabe Rivera, one quote stuck out above all else. On the topic of publications relying on bogus arguments about the tech industry: So it's a bunch of people not really knowing what they're talking about?

Whittling Down The MacBook To An iPad — Over two years ago, I wrote a review of the then-new 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro. The headline: We're Getting Very Close To The Perfect MacBook. "Very close" is the key phrase there. As great as that machine was/is, I knew it wasn't perfection in laptop form. Yet.

The Future of Cinema — Roughly 1.26 billion movie tickets were purchased in North America between January 1 and December 31 of last year, according to preliminary estimates by The Hollywood Reporter. That sounds like great news, a massive number. It is not. That's the lowest attendance since 1995. That's the year Toy Story came out.

The Broken Clock — New Year's. As the bubbles from the champagne subside, the bubbles on our brains rise. For it's prognostication time! And 2015 will surely be the year the bubble bursts. Just as was sure to happen in 2014. And 2013. And 2012. And 2011. And 2010. And so on.

The Apps I Actually Used In 2014 — Just like last year, I thought I'd take some time as we end one year and start another to list out the apps I actually used in the previous year. Same rules apply: 25 apps in alphabetical order with a few caveats which I'll mention below.

How I Find Things To Read — Following my post on reading, I got a bunch of questions asking how I found what to read on a daily basis. Naturally, I have a routine for this. One of the first things I check in the morning is Techmeme.

Hacking The Tweet Stream — With pictures of text. Weird, I know. The single greatest strength of Twitter has always been its simplicity. It has been fascinating over the years to watch the company both adhere to this in some cases and stray from this in others.

Some Thoughts On The Kindle Voyage And Amazon’s Product Evolution — Yesterday, I made a quick comment that I thought Amazon's Kindle was now a "really, really good" product. This shocked a few people. I assume because of my predilection for Apple products, some think I would view something by Amazon - a company with a recent history of questionable product choices, to put it mildly - as crap.

End Of An Error-Uh? — The fourth quarter of Michigan's 42-28 loss at Ohio State was the epitome of the entire season. Which is to say, a disaster. With Ohio State's starting quarterback (a Heisman hopeful) out of the game with an injury, one would think Michigan, which had been playing well all game, could summon the will to rally from a 28-21 hole and beat their biggest rivals in a very meaningful game for them.

Ten - Five Hundred Words - Medium — It was a Tuesday night in Los Angeles, I had just come home from the gym. That city had been my home for just three months, I knew basically no one. I was bored. I opened up a web browser and started to type. 10 years later, I'm still typing.
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RT @lifeofc: Pretty excited for the new SF Transbay Transit Center, esp. the rooftop park!…

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@ron_miller understood, wasn't intending to call you out there, just noting the massive difference in reports (hope your sources are right)

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RT @markgurman: Important news for app devs: Apple shutting down legacy TestFlight Feb. 26th following iTunes Connect integration…

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I mean, what's 100,000 here or there? It's only 100,000 people's livelihoods.…

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