Work

‘Geriatric Millennials’

There’s a lot to unpack in this post by Erica Dhawan, and it took me a minute to decide which parts to excerpt. This passage, though, captures both her thesis and most of what’s wrong with it: For organizations that are divided across generational divides between baby boomers and Gen Z, it’s beneficial to call […]

The ‘Rework’ Podcast Goes Dark

Sorry, one more Basecamp link: Jason Fried and DHH (and other 37signals/Basecamp folks, allegedly) wrote a book called Rework about “the better way to work and run your business,” which has a spinoff podcast covering a mix of Basecamp behind-the-scenes and overall thought leadership, hosted by Wailin Wong and Shaun Hildner. It’s basically a nice […]

What really happened at Basecamp

In response to the Basecamp partners’ “full Coinbase” heel turn that I wrote about yesterday, Casey Newton spoke with Jason Fried, DHH, and numerous employees and reported on what’s been going on behind the scenes: The controversy that embroiled enterprise software maker Basecamp this week began more than a decade ago, with a simple list of customers. […]

2019 in Review

For whatever reason, while I’ve not hesitated to write tech/business think pieces or IT tutorials on my personal blog all these years, I’ve never written a simple year (or decade) in review post. Work 2019 was my first full year at Google, and on the Material Design team. It takes about a year to figure […]

Something New

22 February 2011 was my first day on the Typekit team. 23 February 2018 will be my last one. After seven years, I’m moving on from Adobe to do something new.