Digable Planets got it going on

 

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Rebirth Of Slick by Digable Planets(download)

 

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Will they reminisce over you?

Another classic for your speakers...

 

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They Reminisce Over You (T. R. O by Pete Rock & C. L. Smooth(download)

 

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Death of the guidebook: lost in a cutthroat world

Excerpt:

I spent a very pleasurable evening over beers in China with a fellow guidebook writer perhaps a year ago. We swapped amusing guidebook disaster stories for hours to the horror of a group of backpackers who shared the bar with us. Finally, he confided in me how, on one particular rush job for a guidebook publisher I won't name, he briefly visited a large lake in the far north of China. "I wrote in the book, 'Nice lake, take a walk around it,' " he told me. "Problem was, half of it turned out to be in North Korea, and the first person who did, ended up in prison."

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Kanye West - Everything I'm Not Made Me Everything I Am

"Common passed on this joint, I made it to a jam..."

 

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Artist: Kanye West
Album: Graduation
Title: Everything I Am (Feat. Scratch

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Startup School 2008 - Thanks for a great day, Y Combinator! (a day in photos)

Startup School was an amazing event. I've never seen such a great assemblage of talent in one room before. It was a pleasure and honor to be there, and many thanks go to Jessica Livingston, Paul Graham, and Y Combinator for it all together, and for no charge.

The speakers included:

Sam Altman
Founder, Loopt

Marc Andreessen
Founder, Ning, Opsware, Netscape; Creator of Mosaic

Michael Arrington
Editor, TechCrunch

Jeff Bezos
Founder, Amazon.com

Paul Buchheit
Founder, FriendFeed; Creator of GMail

Paul Graham
Partner, Y Combinator; Founder, Viaweb

David Heinemeier Hansson
Creator of Rails; Partner, 37Signals

David Lawee
Vice President of Corporate Development, Google; Founder, Xfire

Jack Sheridan
Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Greg McAdoo
Partner, Sequoia Capital

Peter Norvig
Director of Research, Google

Photos from the event are below. If anyone would like high resolution versions I'd be happy to provide them, email me at garrytan [at] gmail.com.

 

 
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On being remembered forever

Most people who aren't blogging right now don't for one or more of the following reasons:
1) they are afraid of the technology
2) they don't have anything to say
3) they have something to say, but are afraid of their words being published forever

When you publish online, it is more likely than not that time will reveal your meandering thoughts of yesteryear to at best wrong, and at worst negligently ignorant. It strikes me that publishing items online requires either great ignorance of the strange permanence of our words, or a great fortitude to make statements that may later be proven wrong or stupid.