Arrogance Peaks in Silicon Valley

MG Siegler:

We need Silicon Valley — the people behind these companies — to wake up. We need everyone to act like human beings, not like rogue AI programs vomiting up delusions of grandeur.

I’m honestly not even sure that some individuals — people I know — could pass the Turing test at this point. Facebook is but a taste of what’s to come, I fear.

A Faster and More Flexible Home Page that Delivers the News Readers Want

Heel interessante blik achter de schermen door het Open Team van The New York Times:

Our first round of prototypes were pretty crude: we built them quickly, with the intention of testing our assumptions and throwing most of them away after gathering data. We started out with simple paper prototypes. (Our favorite was a cardboard and paper iPhone we nicknamed “The pPhone.”)