A16z Podcast: Location, Location, Location — and Mobile | Andreessen Horowitz

We’re rapidly approaching a time when mobile devices will achieve omnipresent access to our location, and if that’s the case, then:

“Location is like PageRank for the real world.”

– Benedict Evans

Source: A16z Podcast: Location, Location, Location — and Mobile | Andreessen Horowitz

Quote from: What is Digital Humanities? And Why?

The sex appeal of Silicon valley, in other words, comes largely from the fact that it is now the culture of “coding” that helps constitute the core of capitalism as an economic and managerial practice, as a cultural system, and as a way of life. The nerds’ visions of computational mastery are now also the dreams of those who desire success, and the physical locus of that economic and cultural constellation is San Francisco.

Source: What is Digital Humanities? And Why?

Alan Kay On Messaging [Quote]

The key in making great and growable systems is much more to design how its modules communicate rather than what their internal properties and behaviors should be. Think of the internet – to live, it (a) has to allow many different kinds of ideas and realizations that are beyond any single standard and (b) to allow varying degrees of safe interoperability between these ideas.

Source: Alan Kay On Messaging