Cyber War – The Next Threat To National Security And What To Do About It, by Richard Clarke.

Clear, concise, and, as the events of 2011 unfolded, increasingly prescient.


Like crazy football moms who bring the drinks and snacks, do chain duty, act as spotters for the coach and scout the competition, venture capitalists are crazy fans on the sideline who hopefully contribute a lot more than money. But at the end of the day, we don’t run the companies. We are active board members who provide guidance and add value through our networks, but the team has to walk through every door we open, and execute on the plan. We do yell and scream loudly from the sidelines though. 

-Niloofar Howe, Confessions of a One-time Reluctant Football Mom

Breaking through pictures under glass

This rant on the future of interaction was excellent.  Lamented the sense that most “future visions” being touted in concept videos today are neither very futuristic nor visionary. Instead, they just expand on the current ‘pictures under glass’ metaphor for interaction.  

Senseq offers a new technology to bring tactile feel front and center, and by doing so breaks through the dominant pictures under glass concept. Check it out.  Fascinating with tons of applications.   

Creates another dimension of interaction and experience.