Really interesting post on the USV blog by Albert Wenger earlier this week. Thought provoking stuff on how much change could be coming from non-web technologies that may not seem very useful today, but are developing incredibly quickly. He uses the 3-D printer as one such example.
just wrapped up my favorite weekend of every year. getting together in a different city each Spring, this year in Chi-town, with ten of my good friends from Northwestern to forget about everything serious in life and act like college freshmen again. there is nothing better.
i understand it all sounds stupid, immature and absurd to those who don’t get it. I don’t even try and explain it to the haters. the 12 of us in our league have kept in close touch over the past 7 years since graduation, largely due to fantasy baseball. Perhaps it is a waste of time, but I’m already stoked for next year…
the @foursquare team is simultaneously building a company that is product and usability-focused while also garnering incredible mass-market awareness through partnerships and both new & traditional media. They need to build on this momentum and get the masses of “normals” hooked this year. I think they will.
One of the best films I’ve seen in a long time. Should have been nominated for best picture, not best foreign. Incredible performances and a great story about culture, crime, growing up, race and business.
On another note…why do foreign actors always seem so superior to American stars? Perhaps it’s simply because I don’t know them in other roles, they look real, or maybe their just better.
Just got back from a trip to Bogota and Cartagena. I highly recommend a visit in the near future before this country gets overtaken by obnoxious tourists like myself who realize the drug cartels are no longer in charge…
Bogota is only a 5.5 hour direct flight from NY (Cartagena another short 1hr flight from there). There is no time difference, and the people, food and culture are unique and incredibly interesting.
Combine those factors with a Caribbean coastline with white sandy beaches where the weather is warm year-round and ceviche that is out of this world, and you can plan a sick trip with both city and beach life in less than a week. It’s also dirt cheap. Had never been to South America before this year and now I’ve been twice. Can’t get enough.
Procrastinating on the eve of final exam week last night, I killed some time with one of the great pre-trip abroad pleasures there is…
Watching an episode of Bourdain’s No Reservations where he visits the country you’re about to explore. I’m heading to Colombia (Bogota and Cartagena) this Friday for Spring Break with a few friends and I am exponentially more excited after a little dose of Tony eating fried colons and pig ears on the streets of Colombia with some colorful characters. Good stuff. Can’t wait.