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March, 2021

Equitable community software / March 23, 2021

Today Richard Stallman announced that he has been reinstated as a board member of the Free Software Foundation with the antagonistic comment: “Some of you will be happy about this and some of you will be disappointed. … In any case, that's how it is and I'm not planning to resign ...

Optimism and invention / March 17, 2021

It’s far easier to think of problems than solutions. When I was founding my first startup - accidentally - in Scotland almost twenty years ago, the reaction I got more than anything else was “it’ll never work”. So many people told me to go get a real job that I left ...

Tech after Covid / March 13, 2021

Incredibly, we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Here in the US, everyone will be eligible for a vaccine from May, and projections suggest that a large portion of the population will be immune by the autumn. This is obviously great news for all of us. Clearly, ...

What matters / March 10, 2021

You probably know this David Foster Wallace joke: There are these two young fish swimming along, and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says, “Morning, boys. How’s the water?” And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then ...

Funding independence / March 2, 2021

When IndieVC arrived six years ago, it represented an exciting alternative to traditional venture investments. While revenue-based investing wasn't new, Indie made it mainstream, and started an important conversation: VC isn't appropriate for every business, so what's available for revenue-first, independent businesses that want to shoot for profitability instead of ...

A beautiful day on Colony 12 / March 1, 2021

I can see twelve sailing dinghies out on the bay, tacking and jibing while the twin, hot suns reflect sparkles in the water. For a moment, I have to squint through the glare to see them from the bluff, but my lens corrects for the ambient light quickly. I save ...

What I read and watched in February 2021 / March 1, 2021

This is my monthly roundup of the media I consumed and found interesting. Here's my list for February, 2021. Books We Will Not Cancel Us: And Other Dreams of Transformative Justice, by adrienne maree brown. The centerpiece of this short book is an argument for compassionate transformative justice that doesn’t erase the ...

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