Life as a working parent

BusinessWeek Online: “One of the hardest things about being a working parent is that, quite often, it feels as if there’s just no margin for error.” Amen to that.

May 18 Pre-Supernova party — Save the date!

We had a pre-pre-Supernova party in February, and the week of Supernova in June is turning into one long party, so what should we do in between? Why, have a party! We’ll be hosting a pre-Supernova technology industry networking reception in San Francisco on Thursday, May 18. More details coming soon, but mark your calendars now.

A Weeklong Festival of Tech Goodness

I’m psyched that a group of Bay Area technologists and entrepreneurs is organizing a BarCamp and Mashpit in conjunction with Supernova 2006 in June. Chris Messina just posted the announcement on his blog. As if the three days of Supernova weren’t enough, the week of June 19 is turning into a non-stop techfest. Contrary to popular belief, open, decentralized events like BarCamp are complementary with structured conferences like Supernova. I’m ...

Connected Innovators Deadline Approaching!

A week from Friday is the deadline to submit companies for the Connected Innovators showcase at Supernova 2006, co-hosted by TechCrunch. We’ve received applications from some great startups, but we’re still looking for more. We’ll be selecting ten top innovators to present at Supernova 2006. Participation is only by application, and applications are due April 28, so don’t wait!

Wealth of Networks

Congratulations to my friend and former classmate, Yochai Benkler, on the publication of his important new book, The Wealth of Networks. Yochai is among the most brilliant thinkers in the world of technology and information policy; hopefully this book will gain him greater exposure outside of academia. As one might expect, there is a wiki for the book, and free PDF downloads with a Creative Commons license.

Stella Pearl Werbach

Meet my new niece, who arrived in the world just over a week ago: And a belated Happy Passover and Happy Easter to everyone of the relevant faiths. I was away last week celebrating the holiday with my family, and I’m now busily catching up.

Supernova speakers

Over at the Supernova weblog, I’ve posted some thoughts on the initial list of Supernova 2006 speakers.

Down Hill from Here?

Phil Sim argues (with data!) that the tech blogosphere has peaked.

Get ready for mobile TV

Lots happening right now in the mobile video world. Don’t be surprised when this sweeps the mainstream in the US.

More Mac Frustration

Just when I was confident my Macintosh problems were behind me, I installed Apple’s OS X 10.4.6 update. And the computer promptly became un-usable. It’s glacially slow (several minutes to open an application or do virtually anything else), the Dock no longer works, and so on. Once again, I envy those who find OS X more stable than Windows. (And yes, I’ve taken the machine to the Apple Store — ...