“…we were turning Digg back into a startup and rebuilding it from scratch in six weeks.”

Digg Blog, Welcome to Digg v1.

Six weeks and it’s at least six times better. How stupid must the old team feel?


The Unbearable Lightness Of Being British…

“Britain’s lack of a future orientation has much to do with an arbitrary and defensive relationship to its history, as displayed this last week. The past haunts us like a Warner Bros.-licensed specter, but even these ghosts are more substantial than our tenuous grip on where we come from. The opening ceremony showed us a Britain where the past is not so much another country, but a Neverland where visions of tomorrow slip further out of reach.”

The Unbearable Lightness Of Being British – Boing Boing.

Learning From Norway’s Tragedy…

Did you ever get the feeling that there are only a couple of adult countries left?

“Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg’s reaction was unequivocal. He declared that Norway’s strongest weapon in responding to this was to employ more openness and more democracy.

Norwegians took up his call. Neither politicians nor the media turned it into a partisan political issue. The public reacted with grief but did not call for extraordinary measures. And the state chose to prosecute Brevik in an ordinary public court with full media coverage.”

Learning From Norway’s Tragedy – NYTimes.com.

10 Years of Daring Fireball…

It’s the blog that I check first and the only one where I have the T-shirt! It’s been an interesting ten years. I started reading before I understood what he was talking about.

I think that Gruber’s writing has had too much influence on me. When I started reading I didn’t own a single Apple product or admit to liking 2001 too much!

Distant Shape: 10 Years of Daring Fireball.