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Yesterday afternoon, I posted the first part of my interview with Yiying Lu creator of the Fail Whale. In that, Lu explained how the world's most famous error message came into being.
I must have been the last person in Silicon Valley insisting Blackberries were still cool. Even when I finally got an iPhone, I still carried both. Why? The physical keyboard.
Not a day goes by when I'm not asked about whether or not the social media bubble will finally burst. Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Foursquare, Pinterest, this all has to be too much right?
Last week a friend offered me a ticket to Sunday's 49ers game as a congratulations for starting PandoDaily.
Thanks to Twitter's early(-ish) scaling problems, there are few more recognizable images of web 2.0 than the Fail Whale. But what's less well known is how the iconic graphic came in to being. Or indeed how close it came to being the Fail Elephant.
I love this story in the New York Times. I know we mentioned it in the PandoTicker yesterday, but it deserves to be highlighted twice because its implications are that important to understand for America and its future for tech innovation.
It had to happen sooner or later. Paul Carr had to get something about the startup business right.
Looking around the Web today, there's been a mixture of we-killed-SOPA high-fiving and crestfallen realism that the bill isn't really dead. As long as there are movie studios and lobbyists, it'll just pop up in another form like some horrible game of whack-a-mole.
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