Luis von Ahn was a pioneer in the space of crowdsourcing, building ideas into companies that helped shape the digital world.
SIMD isn't easy but it is endlessly fascinating. There's an odd sense of joy gained from peering high level to low through the lens of the compiler and raw assembly.
"The person who invented the ship also invented the shipwreck"
How do you divine your way to the key differentiators for Instagram: limited format, instant upload, filters, and distribution?
Adam recounts lessons learned from creating and selling half a million in digital products over two years.
"It took me like a decade, ten years, before any real understanding of my principles solidified."
Strict rules can prevent ambiguities and errors from ever occurring in both natural language and programming.
How do you, as a solo entrepreneur, build your own skillset and business such that you have a sustainable and long term future?
Kay explores the link between traditional engineering and software engineering as well as questioning whether all the existing complexity is necessary.
Xerox PARC was the home for invention - five years, 25 researchers, and $12 million per year - for the PC, GUI, WYSIWYG, ..., and Internet. How does simplicity and vision help you achieve that?
Kay rewrites his own quote "the best way to predict the future is to invent it" to "the best way to predict the future is to empower the children who will invent it"
S-1 filings are a key resource in understanding both private and public companies.
"This is field where one does not write a Principia which holds up for 200 years—this is not a field where one paints a painting that will be looked at for centuries."
"If for some reason, we make some giant mistakes and IBM wins, my personal feeling is that we are going to enter sort of a computer Dark Ages for about 20 years."