Could Google's grip on search be under threat by an AI chat system such as ChatGPT (or even more immediately ChatGPT itself)? The idea first popped up in early December (here is an NYT article for example, and it also popped up in some form in Fred Wilson's 2023 tech predictions). This week got even … Continue reading ChatGPT: How would you replace Google Search?
Twitter Bluesky, Protocols versus Platforms and the Fediverse
Figuring out Twitter Bluesky, Protocols versus Platforms and the Fediverse. How will decentralized approaches affect social networks?
The Clouds and the Dirt of Low/No-Code
This week brought a reminder that low code needs not just new application interfaces but also progress in underlying data and platforms.
Finding Inopia: A blast from the past on APIs
Finding Inopia: A blast from the past on APIs. Old blog posts live for a very long time! #apis #oldblogs
Deep Diving into API Specifications: see you at ASC in Vancouver!
As you probably know, this year we made a deliberate change in conferences and events: transitioning the venerable APIStrat Conference into the API Specifications Conference. The new conference is now quickly coming up! 15-17th October, Vancouver CanadaGet your tickets here: registrationI covered the main reasons for the change in a previous post, and we've had … Continue reading Deep Diving into API Specifications: see you at ASC in Vancouver!
From APIStrat to ASC: A New Chapter in API Community Building
Way back in 2012, Kin Lane and I had the whacky idea of starting a vendor neutral API Conference. At the time, there were some early vendor events and they clearly had their own value, but there was nothing that enabled the whole space to gather neutrally. So APIStrat was born and after a trial … Continue reading From APIStrat to ASC: A New Chapter in API Community Building
Closing up Open Source is not the answer to AWS
Andrew Leonard has nice post on medium which summarizes a lot of the current angst around Amazon's use of open source to power its services. (A post with one of the best blog graphics I've seen in a long while: it's worth clicking through even just for that!). The current controversy revolves around Elastic's changes … Continue reading Closing up Open Source is not the answer to AWS
Advice for Life in a Tweetstorm: The Upside of Social Media
Naval Ravikant is one of the smartest thinkers there is on startups, angel investing and life in general. Quite a few people will likely have seen this tweetstorm from him last year. It keeps resurfacing on twitter because it's just so good. Take a look for some profound thoughts...: https://twitter.com/naval/status/1002103360646823936 But also.... what's so amazing … Continue reading Advice for Life in a Tweetstorm: The Upside of Social Media
Classic Startup Pitch Decks
A fun flashback to successful startup pitch-decks from the past. Can your growth match LinkedIn or Facebook in the early days?
A New Contract #ForTheWeb at 30
The web turns 30, it's time to make sure it remains a truly open driver of good