“Business books are basically romance novels for men. Silly fantasies, terrible writing, large type, cheap paper and one good idea per book.”
“The last 10 years of Google were about indexing the web. The next 10 years are about indexing the users.”
“Mobile is changing all the time in a way that the desktop internet did not.”
“The mobile ecosystem has lots of changes to come.”
“It shows the continued determination of Facebook to be the ‘next’ Facebook.”
“Facebook is being pretty aggressive in making sure it's the next Facebook.”
“Think of tablets, laptops and desktops as one ‘big screen’ segment, all of which compete with smartphones.”
“Both iOS and Android have been iterated to the point they have great features that the majority of users will never know about.”
“I remain very confident in the future of anything of which it is said ‘you can't use that to do real work’.”
“Android fragmentation is both massively overstated and massively understated.”
“It seems that Google is trying to make ‘app versus web’ an irrelevant discussion.”
“Twitter is fantastically good at reinforcing your views on anything controversial, and fantastically bad for discussing them.”
What’s really going on.
“I need an app to keep track of websites to filter all my notifications from apps that track websites that email me notifications from apps.”
“The future of technology and the future of mobile are the same.”
“The only people who think failure is good are billionaires with survivor bias and kids with no cost base. Failure is horrible.”
Mobile numbers are always based on estimates.
“Twitter is a lossy compression medium. You compress an idea into a few phrases, and people must expand it, often getting something else.”
“A good smart watch app is a bigger notification, not a smaller smartphone app.”
Mobile is not a subset of the internet anymore.
The smartphone is the new sun.
“Most tech innovation is attacked as ‘rich people’s toys’, but ends up giving the poor things that previously only the rich could have.”
“All curation grows until it requires search. All search grows until it requires curation.”
“If you think voice UIs are the future, verbally describe, aloud, everything you see and touch on your phone today.”
The assumptions we can leave behind, and what we build next.
Expect a lot more ‘innovation is dead’ stories.
Music and books, even TV, don’t matter much to tech anymore.