What Could Have Been

I always thought of Star Wars as the story of two slaves [C-3PO and R2-D2] who go from owner to owner, witnessing their masters’ folly, the ultimate folly of man… I thought it was an interesting idea in the first two, but it’s kind of gone by Return Of The Jedi.
—David Fincher talking to TotalFilm.com
via The Verge

Thanks for the Heads Up, Dick.

Andreessen is completely right: Startups are overvalued, stuffed like Christmas ducks with cash they don’t really need, and since they’re staffed by inexperienced kids with no oversight, they’re spending that cash. This is a big problem, a big and obvious problem, and Marc Andreessen is right: We should worry.

But what he’s not saying is that all of these worrisome things are happening because he has made them happen. Marc Andreessen is warning us, essentially, about Marc Andreessen. It’s not a good sign when a man, no matter how large it would appear his brain is, tries to distance himself from his current agenda.
—Sam Biddle, Valleywag

Sounds Like Blackberry Has a Winner

For all that BlackBerry has done to make the Passport a productivity tool, its design felt like it was fighting me more often than it was helping me. Between the awkward dimensions and odd keyboard layout, I never felt comfortable with the Passport in my hands and never felt comfortable getting work done on it. Being comfortable with your tools is essential for a Power Pro: it should get out of my way and just let me get done what I need to get done. Too often, the Passport didn’t get out of my way.
—Dan Seifert, The Verge

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