393 posts and columns on Wired
The act of borrowing ideas is integral to the creative process. There are games that came before Infiniminer and there are games that will come after Minecraft. That’s how it works.
– Zachary Barth, creator of the open-source game “Infiniminer” — the inspiration for Minecraft — who is tired of being asked if he feels ripped off about the millions that Minecraft has made for its creator Markus “Notch” Persson
E-mail is not a threat. (Postal mail) is universal. The Internet is not.
– USPS spokesperson Susan Brennan, in a 2001 Wired article, as re-quoted in the FedTech Magazine article, “The Postal Service’s 30-Year Relationship with Email.”
Like many venture firms in Silicon Valley, Battery Ventures has hired a top communications and content exec — former Wall Street Journal reporter Rebecca Buckman. She will be a VP at Battery, in charge of a number of media areas, including developing original content about its portfolio of investments. Buckman has also written for Forbes and, most recently, has been doing some PR work. Adding top execs to focus on media and content at VC firms has been increasing, including the recent hiring of former WSJ reporter Ben Worthen by Sequoia Capital and Wired’s Michael Copeland at Andreessen Horowitz, among others.
Moore’s Law means that more and more things can be done practically for free, if only it weren’t for those people who want to be paid. People are the flies in Moore’s Law’s ointment. When machines get incredibly cheap to run, people seem correspondingly expensive.
– From Jaron Lanier’s new book, “Who Owns the Future?” excerpted on Wired.com