Four short links: 12 October 2016
Twitter Financially, VR Skeptically, Electronica Originally, and Stack Overflow Competitively
- Twitter Buyout Financial Analysis — Somewhere near half a billion dollars of costs need to be taken out almost immediately. And that involves firing people and being a general tough bastard. It’s inevitable anyway—because Jack Dorsey burning half a billion dollars per year isn’t a sustainable business. (via Marginal Revolution)
- Carmack’s Keynote at Oculus 3 — “We [the VR community] are coasting on novelty, and the initial wonder of being something people have never seen before,” he continued. “But we need to start judging ourselves. Not on a curve, but in an absolute sense. Can you do something in VR that has the same value, or more value, than what these other [non-VR] things have done?” (via Games Industry Business)
- Two Documentaries on Delia Derbyshire — groundbreaking tech woman, musician, and badass. She invented electronic music, making things that sound devastatingly like 90s electronica, and then left the genre in the 70s (THE SEVENTIES) because synthesizers made it too easy to make electronic music. She loved the challenge of it.
- Stack Overflow Branches into Resumes — just the other day I was asking who is LinkedIn’s competition?