🔗 Continuous Discovery Habits with Teresa Torres - ‘“Before the internet, waterfall and business stakeholders deciding what to build worked just fine,” she says. “It worked because you didn’t have to build the best product. You had to get on store shelves and have a better position than your competitor, right? So the biggest differentiator was distribution. It wasn’t the quality of your product.” Torres says the internet evened the playing field for distribution, and product quality became much more important. Greater access to information also gave consumers more power over their choices, and it became harder to force bad solutions on people who knew full well there were better alternatives.’


Garbage Chairs of Amsterdam.


It’s Thanksgiving today. I live in Amsterdam, so it’s not like it’s Thanksgiving here. Nonetheless, us American expats have ordered our turkeys and planned dinners.

There’s a rhythm to American life based on Halloween, Thanksgiving, and then Christmas. I especially notice my dependence on that rhythm living over here.

(I mean: it’s totally fine and all.)


🔗 “We already tried second life." - Enterprise VR. IBM was huge in SecondLife.


🔗 Apple Podcast algorithms - “I notice these things because it’s shocking how quickly some networks push you down a hard right wing path, YouTube most famously of all, but I also see it when logged out of TikTok completely.” I don’t know. In many elections, the vote is 50%/50%. That would indicate that you have a coin’s flip chance of matching content desired. Or something else.


🔗 Atlassian’s Compass Unites Tool and Code Sprawl - Atlassian’s internal developer portal, sort of, thing.


🔗 “As I talk to CEOs and CIOs pretty much across the globe, almost none of them are talking about cutting down technology spending." - I feel like people haven’t updated their macro environment slides, or read the new ones. With all the tech world layoffs, surely there are enough staff around now. And if there’s such a talent shortage, why layoff all the people?


🔗 The Rise of Platform Engineering - Software Engineering Daily - Pretty good, but sort of goes “computers are awesome”/everything mid-way through.


🔗 Maybe the Real Tech Debt was the Friends we Made Along the Way - New tech debt definitions just dropped: “According to Amundsen, we see evidence of technical debt when we have code/systems that can’t be easily observed or understood; according to Rapson, we see evidence of technical debt when we have slow development and release velocity.”


🔗 Maybe the Real Tech Debt was the Friends we Made Along the Way - New tech debt definitions just dropped: “According to Amundsen, we see evidence of technical debt when we have code/systems that can’t be easily observed or understood; according to Rapson, we see evidence of technical debt when we have slow development and release velocity.”


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