By day, I'm a product manager serving a group of fantastic engineers at Square.
By night, I fight crime and solve mysteries with a robot pal of my own creation.
By midday, I like a snack, generally a cookie.
Part of this biography isn't true (hint, I like cookies and engineering, I don't own a robot).
Category Archives: Business
Wherein I refute the idea that newspapers should have their own branded RSS reader Continue reading
Wherein I wonder what the Internet, or more appropriately, the culture created by the Internet will do to newspapers. Continue reading
I don’t think that the vast complex web that is the Internet can really be boiled down into a PowerPoint-able bullet point. But for those media executives who need such a thing: * On the Internet, it’s about users first, … Continue reading
This is only the second time I’ve bought something from [Apple](http://www.apple.com), and the first time I’ve bought something from them online. And I must say, they need to work on their post-purchase branding. I’m not a marketer, so that might … Continue reading
Several recent things have gotten me thinking more deeply about blogs. The first is the announcement that Dan Gilmor is leaving the Merc to pursue an grassroots / open-source journalism effort. The second was an interesting tidbit from Tom Curley, … Continue reading
I had a chance to talk with [my friend Adrian](http://www.holovaty.com) the other day while he was in Atlanta on a layover from a [Poynter](http://www.poynter.org) conference. We got to talking about something we mutually detest… user registration. User registration, I think, … Continue reading
OJR has an excellent article by Vin Crosbie that talks about an issue near and dear to my heart: customization… or give the readers what they want. (thanks, Nathan) If newspapers, online and dead-tree alike, are going to move forward … Continue reading
Anyone who works in the Internet biz, especially us newspaper types, should check out World of Ends. This is a great article by Doc Searls and David Weinberger, that really gets at what the Internet is and what stupid (not … Continue reading
While the discussion on XUL vs. XAML has quieted down a bit, I think it’s worth bringing the issue to the attention of the news industry. I’m not sure if we’ll ever be in the business of making “news applications” … Continue reading