Category Archive: Tech Musings

Apr 30

Has North American/European E-sports Reached an Inflection Point?

Has North American/European e-sports reached an inflection point? Based on some of the numbers coming out of online viewing for DreamHack, I’d argue yes. E-sports has always been a polarizing curiosity. To detractors, it’s another failed attempt for turbo nerds to legitimize their hours of playtime. These detractors support their claims by pointing to tiny North American …

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Apr 11

Why are people complaining that Facebook bought Instagram?

Great post by the talented Courtney Boyd Myers of The Next Web. Look, I know a lot of people claim to be pissed off at Instagram and +Kevin Systrom for selling to Facebook. But let’s be real here: 1. Instagram is still a great product, and that is not changing. Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook are many things, but stupid is …

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Mar 29

Official Memoir Tree Launch!

Please join me in congratulating Jed Lau (Ironport, Meraki, Cisco, UNC Tar Heel, and St. Albans Bulldog) on the launch of his company, Memoir Tree. Memoir Tree is an app/website that helps users tell, record, and share their important life moments and stories. Think of it as digital storytelling. I have all the respect in the world …

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Feb 25

Don’t Take Truth in News For Granted

  Don’t take truth in news for granted, especially in this age of instant “journalism,” where any widely followed blogger can become a de facto trustworthy source for his or her readers. It’s on us, as consumers of news, to do our own research. We must self-curate all of the sources and determine for ourselves who …

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Jan 18

SOPA stands for Stupidly Organized, Pitiful Attempt

  I know, I know, everyone’s talking about it. I just have to say one thing: In my opinion, the worst thing about SOPA is that it proves that people completely out of touch with the current online economy are the ones responsible for crafting legislation governing the online economy. And that opinion reflects me …

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Nov 09

Memoir Tree: First Phase of Beta Complete!

After approximately one and a half weeks’ worth of testing, we’ve wrapped the first phase of our Memoir Tree private beta. First, a massive “thank you” to our early testers. The experience was an incredible first look of our product “in the wild,” and in our opinion, it couldn’t have gone any better. We met …

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Oct 28

Ever thought about being an iPhone beta tester?

Here’s a few pieces of advice I’d give to folks interested in being beta testers, having just begun beta testing for my own company. First off, why be a beta tester? Well, beta testing can be an awesome glimpse into the world of disruption and innovation. It can be a great way to meet bright …

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Oct 23

About the Memoir Tree Beta Test

At Memoir Tree (www.memoirtree.com), our vision is to help families tell, record, and share their treasured family stories. Whether through interview tools, or by attaching narrated audio stories to photos, we hope to provide an easy and secure way to preserve family memories with all current and future generations. We want to help you capture your …

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Oct 17

Family Histories: The Challenge and Importance

In this article over on CNN, managing editor Mark Whitaker explores the importance of unearthing and transcribing one’s family history. He underscores the occasional need to “dig deep” in order to find the full story. For Mark, his history in journalism proved to be an important skill for his effort. He used research to further his …

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Oct 16

Thoughts from the Boston Book Festival

Brief thoughts on the Boston Book Festival. It was a nice event, and a great service (it’s free), though in turn it was very crowded. In my opinion, only two of the four sessions that I attended would have been worth paying for: Alone Together, a session that explored the threat to “togetherness” from ubiquitous …

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