Archive for August, 2003

Perfect pitch

Wednesday, August 27th, 2003

My one great regret is that I didn’t study music more when I was young. I’d still like to study, but I’m too old to really learn it now. Here’s an interesting site from a guy that is trying to teach himself perfect pitch.

Perfect Pitch Ear Training

Ed Felton in BusinessWeek

Wednesday, August 27th, 2003

When an article gets into BusinessWeek, you know an issue is mainstream. I’m a big fan of less IP protection vs more. The best way to foster improvement is to build on others work, and I don’t believe that innovators are truly incented by protection in any case.

BW Online | August 25, 2003 | Fighting for the Freedom to Tinker

Options – for and against

Friday, August 22nd, 2003

I love Bill Gurley’s Above the Crowd writings. His latest one is no different, touting the benefits of options and the stupidity of bothering to expense them or switch to restricted stock. What I love is that he wrote one back in 1997 talking about the dangers of stock options, too. What a reversal!

Self-parking car

Thursday, August 21st, 2003

This is pretty cool. Of course, I don’t need it, but maybe for my wife…

Coming soon: car that parks itself – National –


Monday, August 18th, 2003

I came close to investing in this company. They have good stuff.

Slashdot/NY Times

SJ Mercury News

Interview with Vinod

Monday, August 11th, 2003

A reasonably interesting interview with one of the most successful venture capitalists in history.

Interview with Vinod Khosla

Virtual traveling

Monday, August 11th, 2003

This is kind of like the journal we made when we were traveling.

Hitting the Backcountry Online

Valuations and the courts

Monday, August 11th, 2003

Uh oh. People are starting to sue over private equity valuations. At least this judge seems to have some sense.

Private Equity Valuation, a Significant Decision