Archive for January, 2006

Why blog?

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

I think this is the canonical “first post” to a new blog. Many people have taken different shots at it, ranging from “why not?” to “who has time for this?” Now blogging has reached enough of the mainstream that starting one at this time seems almost like following the herd – everyone else is doing it. In particular, many VCs have started blogs recently, so it seems I’m just jumping on the bandwagon. In fairness, I have been blogging sporadically for about 3 years on topics of a more personal nature. It’s much more of a “hey, this seems cool” short post format, there’s no real writing there. The objective of this blog is to capture more of my professional thinking around interesting areas of technology to explore, as well as issues surrounding early stage VC and entrepreneurship. Let’s see what happens!

Classic talk: Richard Hamming

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

The text of a classic talk by Richard Hamming on research, but really applicable to everyone. He basically challenges everyone to work on the MOST important aspects of their chosen field. He also talks about why most people don’t, and what the benefits are. Worth reading.

Richard Hamming: You and Your Research