Archives / January, 2010

Burning Mercedes

Help me get my photo of Amy’s Burning Mercedes up on Fail Blog.  All you have to do is click through on the picture below and vote for it.  moar funny pictures And yes – that really is Amy’s old Mercedes on fire in our driveway.  Oops.

Do Patents Slow Down Innovation?

I had a very interesting meeting yesterday with an MIT Professor who I’ve known for a long time.  He is anti-software patent, as am I.  However, he suggested something I hadn’t really spent much time thinking about, namely that patents slow down innovation.  Some very credible folks have been talking about this for a little…

Video Interview: We Suck Less

Steve Bell of Startup Trek came to Boulder about a month ago and did an interview with a bunch of Boulder people, including me.  Following is part one (12 minutes) of the interview where I talk some about my history, my first company Feld Technologies, and the Feld Technologies’ motto (“we suck less.”) I also…

A Scorecard For Boston’s Innovation Economy

Over the past eighteen months I’ve gotten to know Bill Warner through my work with the Boston program of TechStars.  Bill was a well known entrepreneur when I lived in Boston between 1983 and 1995 – he’d founded Avid which is one of the famous MIT software companies to come out of the 1980’s and…

It’s So Hard When Contemplated In Advance And So Easy When You Do It

I heard this phrase at about 75 minutes into my run this morning.  It’s from Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, a book I’ve read a half dozen times over the years.  I decided to listen to it on my iPhone while training for an upcoming marathon, just to see what different things I’d…