This post originally appeared on Forbes.com.
The recent changes announced at Facebook’s F8 conference solidifies their place as the first real social infrastructure for the web and this is very important for a number of reasons. At a high level, it’s important to understand that technology innovations alone are meaningless. What matters is how new technology advances or enhances previously existing technology. People refer to this as a “technology stack.” Consider the time when Benjamin Franklin unveiled electricity. Only until wires were installed across the country were we able to first leverage his invention in new ways. Once we had electricity, people were able to build up the stack and create new devices and technologies on top of one another.
Fast forward a bit to the computer age. Computers came out and made math computations a simple task. Then software came along and made the hardware that much … Read More »
On the night of September 11th 2011, firetrucks lined up in Jersey City awaiting their turn for their photo opp. In the backdrop there lies two hollow lights shooting towards the sky. Alongside lies a red, white and blue tower trying to match the height of the two lights.
It’s a bittersweet image but nights like tonight make me that much more thankful and appreciative of those that risk their lives and respond first in unknown, sometimes terrifying situations.
These pictures, at least the professionally taken ones, will serve as a proud reminder to all of those men and women who go to work everyday not knowing what’s in store. It will remind them why they do what they do each and everyday.
I can’t believe it’s already been 10 years.
(above – firetrucks waiting in line to take their … Read More »