Things HAPPEN after the browser wars panel I’ve now moderated for five years
in a row at SxSW. Brendan posts this about H.264 in Mozilla, and it makes butterflies go off in my stomach, because there — RIGHT there — you have the Sturm Und Drang of this whole business of making the web platform free and open. The dramatist AND the technologist in me loves moments of raw emotion like that. Holy moly. I’ll hold off on declaring this a volte-face under pressure on the part of Mozilla. There’s too much thinking that needs to be done for knee-jerk reactions.
It’s back on again. Five times makes an institution, I suppose, despite what some feel is an anachronistic name (“Browser WARS? Haven’t you won already?”). This year, with Angry Birds getting at least an honorable mention. March 10 2012, from 5PM – 6PM, at Salon K of the Hilton Hotel in Austin, Texas, for [...]
There are days when I smell gangrene on the subway. I mean this quite literally: gangrene, as in, human flesh decomposing bacterially on the F train. The smell causes other passengers to move away, or cover their noses with their scarves. Typically, the smell comes from someone on the train that got on at (say) [...]
When Vikram and I shook on building samosapedia.com after a boisterous lapse into the kind of Bangalore patois so typical of the average South Indian porki, we honestly didn’t think it would get the kind of attention it has been getting, delusions of grandeur notwithstanding. Of course, the whole team is [...]