Om Malik

FaceTime aka video/selfie calls imagined in the 1920s. Today doesn’t look as crazy as it seemed to a century ago. The iPhone of today can do many of the things this “eyephone” was predicted to do. I wonder if we as a society have the ability to astutely predict what might come in 50 years, forget a 100 years. I am not so sure.

      So, I had a call with Elon Musk earlier this week - The Oatmeal

Within a few hours of posting my review, Elon Musk tweeted that he’d be happy to help. Earlier this week I got to speak to the man directly, and he promised two things.

  1. He’s going to build a Tesla Supercharger station in the parking lot of the museum.
  2. He’s donating $1 million dollars to the museum itself.

Elon Musk: from the deepest wells of my geeky little heart: thank you. This is amazing news. And it’s Nikola Tesla’s 158th birthday.

"When I write a blog post, I tend to write it as the idea forms in my brain. I write the whole thing out. And then I rewrite it. I go over every line and make sure the spelling and grammar are correct, I look at the phrasing. I consider the flow. I read it start to finish at least three or four times. I think about the whole and then each part. And I’ll cut out paragraphs, move things, rewrite parts, and mess with it for almost as long as it took me to write it in the first place. And I’ll do that even after I’ve posted it. I actually get some extra benefit from editing while the post is live. I am not sure why that is, but often times the best edits come to me after the post is live."

Fred Wilson

Ahh so it’s normal to go over your writing over and over again!  And all this time it was because I thought I sucked at writing.