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From Insanely Great to Greatly Insane

General Magic mentors a generation

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Fisher, A. (2018). From Insanely Great to Greatly Insane. In Fisher, A. Valley of Genius: The Uncensored History of Silicon Valley (As Told by the Hackers, Founders, and Freaks Who Made It Boom). Twelve, pp. 162-178

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Michael Stern: The kids, they just worked nonstop. They’d work in bouts.

Megan Smith: That’s what the kids in Silicon Valley do in their twenties. We work like crazy and have an amazing time. Maybe some other folks are busy partying or doing whatever they’re doing, but the Silicon Valley kids are inventing together and that’s the community.

omg this is such perfect "i studied the blade" reasoning

—p.169 by Adam Fisher 1 year ago

Michael Stern: The kids, they just worked nonstop. They’d work in bouts.

Megan Smith: That’s what the kids in Silicon Valley do in their twenties. We work like crazy and have an amazing time. Maybe some other folks are busy partying or doing whatever they’re doing, but the Silicon Valley kids are inventing together and that’s the community.

omg this is such perfect "i studied the blade" reasoning

—p.169 by Adam Fisher 1 year ago
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Marc Porat: Engineers do things because they want millions of people to touch it. That is the ultimate reward for a top-level engineer. And when millions of people do not touch it, where is your source? Where is your juice? Where is the passion coming from? Where does the juice come from to take it to the next level? You need some affirmation; companies need some affirmation to keep going.

it's true. i also think that given the choice, they would prefer to do something that was actually good for people

—p.177 by Adam Fisher 1 year ago

Marc Porat: Engineers do things because they want millions of people to touch it. That is the ultimate reward for a top-level engineer. And when millions of people do not touch it, where is your source? Where is your juice? Where is the passion coming from? Where does the juice come from to take it to the next level? You need some affirmation; companies need some affirmation to keep going.

it's true. i also think that given the choice, they would prefer to do something that was actually good for people

—p.177 by Adam Fisher 1 year ago