Wow. Gorgeous site, and some really great desktop backgrounds among.
Archive for December 2009
AppJet, the engine behind EtherPad, has been acquired by Google.
This means EtherPad will be shut down come March. This approach to this reminds me of something the Drama 2.0 Show <a href=”http://www.drama20show.com/2008/12/03/silicon-valley-the-only-place-where-getting-a-new-job-acquisition/” rel=”nofollow” title=”‘The Only Place Where Getting a New Job = Acquisition'”, about Six Apart’s acquisition of Pownce”>said a year ago, before it became a porn site:
[A]nytime a failed startup is “acquired” and the service is shut down, you don’t have an acquisition. You have a Silicon Valley signing bonus.
I don’t mean to suggest EtherPad failed (from the reactions this story gets, it would seem this is not the case), but I agree with Drama’s main point: when the acquired company is shut down as part of the agreement, it is not so much acquired, as the founders are hired with sign-on fees.
And on the topic of clothing, Simplebits have made a fine-looking T-shirt.
Wow, that is one wonderful wrist watch. I want one of those.
A detailed description of Backblaze‘s setup, getting a lot of storage to fit in a limited budget.
This is quite old news (1 September), but I didn’t read it the first time around, and was reminded of it today via a newsletter from them.