Tag Archive: Quotes
“Having a record in your collection meant that you could spend time poring over its liner notes: familiarizing yourself with the names of musicians, producers, engineers, and managers; memorizing lyrics; and studying photos of musicians’ faces, stances and attire. These were the intangible qualities that made music more than just a service, but something to be collected.”
Dec. 18, ‘13: — Love this Khoi Vinh essay on what’s missing from streaming music. I totally agree.
“I personally think 3d printing is lame and I cant imagine a real use for it. Similarly, I can’t imagine a real use for quad copters, but fuck man, they are super fucking cool. And I don’t think I or anyone else can really articulate it any better.”
Oct. 9, ‘13: — Charles Forman’s great overview on quad-copter drones.
“We will NOT launch a BuzzFeed TV show, radio station, cable network, or movie franchise … We will NOT launch a white labeled version of BuzzFeed to power other sites or a BuzzFeed social network.”
Sep. 4, ‘13: — BuzzFeed founder Jonah Peretti’s “staff memo” is pretty great, especially the section about focus.
“Suddenly, everyone’s discovered the wrist … We’ve known for a long time it’s prime real estate. We’re prepared.”
Aug. 29, ‘13: — Casio CEO Kazuo Kashio talks to the New York Times’ Hiroko Tabuchi about the rise of the smartwatch. Watches represent 85% of Casio’s operating profit. (Reminds me of Ed Colligan’s infamous quote about “PC guys” and smartphones.)
“That article alone was worth the $1.50 I had to pay for the paper. That price, by the way, was about half of what the same store charges for a blueberry muffin.”
Jul. 26, ‘13: — Henry Blodget buys a newspaper.