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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.

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.

Thinking back to the unveiling of the iPad on January 27, 2010, this is what stands out in my mind… — Thinking back to the unveiling of the iPad on January 27, 2010, this is what stands out in my mind: Steve Jobs, alone on stage with a black leather chair. It was certainly the most spartan product reveal/demo I had ever seen. But it was also one of the most memorable as a result.
Sep 12, 2015

RT @mgsiegler: “Thinking back to the unveiling of the iPad on January 27, 2010, this is what stands out in …”…

Sep 12, 2015

RT @mgsiegler: “Thinking back to the unveiling of the iPad on January 27, 2010, this is what stands out in …”…

The Wii, For Real This Time — A funny thing happened on the way to Apple dominating living room gaming - they failed to release such a device. Two and a half years ago, I wrote that " The Fall TV Lineup May Include Apple Dominating Gaming" - that was in February of 2013, talking about the fall of 2013. Silly me.

The Art of the Trump — Let me preface this in a big way: I think the fact that Donald Trump is a serious contender to the presidency of the United States is a major problem. (Yet, in a weird way, what's also great about America.) It's farcical.
Sep 07, 2015

Trump is "Ross Perot meets Howard Dean meets Ron Paul meets Bulworth." Trump is 50% Texan…

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