There will be a lot of commentary about what happened at @SeaTacAirport last night with the stolen Horizon Airplane. Let's start with some good news. After the plane was taken, a lot went right. Scrambling of fighter jets was swift. 1/
The FBI was quick to report what they knew to be true. . . . to calm nerves and communicate. 2/
Here's a story about how I came up with a story. I hope it's helpful to anyone who writes for fun and/or profit.
I pitched a story to my friend Chris, the head of Illumination Entertainment. It was a big idea, with a big concept. But I couldn't nail down the lead character. Chris loved the idea but said we needed to figure out the lead before we proceeded.
Regarding the fat protocol thesis, here’s my simplified counter-proposal: “The Secure Protocol thesis.” Security is possibly the only ‘feature’ that can’t simply be copied or forked or easily leapfrogged.
2/ what does “security” mean? Bug free (proven by longevity), decentralized, and extremely costly to attack.
Rachel Matt Thorn wanted to meet more ppl at SDCC!@rachel_thorn_en
Be careful what you wish for, Zack. Here we go. Manga for children were banned in 1942, ostensibly for moral reasons, but actually because there was a severe paper shortage which the gov't didn't want to admit to, so they told publishers to make their mags boring.
The only manga being made, then, were "satire" strips for adults, & I put satire in quotes because they were pure gov't propaganda, so obviously real satire was out of the question. So for a few years, no one is making actual manga, & publishers weren't making interesting books.
Silicon Valley expects you to start a company by finding a problem you have yourself, solving it, and it being a problem for others.
But Amazon’s story was basically, “I did the math on this new thing’s growth, then systematically found the ideal product to play into it.”
I have a hunch a lot of founders actually have a Bezos-like story, then make up some apocryphal story that fits the narrative everyone expects to hear