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Humanist technologist. Equality and adventures.

I co-founded Elgg and Known, worked on Medium, and now invest in innovative media startups to support a stronger democracy at Matter.

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Having a difficult weekend for family reasons. If I owe you an email, I apologize: I'll get back to you soon, I promise.

 

Thing I would like: an audiobook service that lets people read books to their loved ones remotely and asynchronously. May build it for ma.

 

I really want to try Toast: beer made from stale bread that would otherwise go to waste. https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/04/24/dining/toast-ale-bread-bronx.html

 

People on the TV saying governments want to prevent cyberattackers. They should probably stop building their software, then.

 
 

Fuck you, pulmonary fibrosis.

Also, fuck you, anyone who wants to limit access to healthcare.

 

Immigrants are significantly more likely to start businesses - and make them succeed. We should welcome them. https://www.inc.com/magazine/201502/adam-bluestein/the-most-entrepreneurial-group-in-america-wasnt-born-in-america.html