How much of the world will software eat?

Posted on June 2, 2014

I stepped into a fun riff on Twitter where Marc Andreessen published a 15-part tweet-blog on his thoughts on the limits of AI and Robots and their effect on society. The concept captures my imagination because the media is quick jump to the inevitable end depicted in the Matrix where our machines come alive and Human beings become biological battery power in a post-apocalyptic world.  Once singularity is achieved, humans fall to the dark ...

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Maker Time

Posted on November 18, 2013

My friend Joe McCann was riffing on a busy meeting schedule this upcoming week. I could relate and shot back a response on Twitter. I've fought this for years and thought I'd write a quick blog about it. One of my favorite habits that I've followed from time to time is scheduling what I call "Maker Time". After starting appendTo four years ago, my day to day work is filled with meetings, writing emails and generally solving problems of all ...

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The Third Way

Posted on November 12, 2013

Two roads divide, I took neither. In fact I climbed up in the BullDozer and paved a third. It didn't start out this way on purpose. In fact I set out to do things the way I was told. When appendTo launched the first thing we did was hire a COO. Someone that knew how to do business the way business was supposed to be done. Jonathan & I were the creative team, and we wanted to focus on delivering great customer experiences, not on ...

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