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Recent Blog Posts from The Grain

On the new iPads

Apple released its new iPads yesterday and they are totally boring, which is in an of itself not a huge deal. The bigger worry is that the new family of SKUs, covering every price and size from $250 to close to $1000 reminds me of the kind of tasteless shelf stuffing that took place at HP during the years I was there for both PCs and printers.

Here is how it would go: some senior exec from one of ...

Been a long time

Blogging has completely fallen off my TODO.txt file over the past six months which is too bad as it seems to be such a good way to think aloud about things going on the world of technology and startups.

It's also hard to blog as an investor because you are exposed to two main topics both of which make bad blogging fodder: actual insights that your portfolio companies are using to gain competitive advantage in the market and motherhood-and-apple-pie ...

On having been InOCULated

Today Oculus is being acquired by Facebook in a fantastic deal that not only validates the team's vision and hard work but one that will also accelerate their ability to bring an unprecedented VR experience to all of us. There is no way to describe just how amazing the journey has been thus far, but it is fitting to borrow a line from Neil Stephenson's Snow Crash, a book I read 15 years ago in order to be ready for ...