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#20 Tim Rosenblatt -- The Internet is a Series of Tubes

Kent Lindstrom sits down with Tim Rosenblatt -- who has been coding for 20 years, on the web since 1996.  They discuss various tech issues, including the physical structure of the Internet, and why Silicon Valley is the "Capital City".  Also discussed are the Commodore 64, why Netscape failed, and the concept of "code debt".

 

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In the Something Ventured podcast, Kent Lindstrom (@kentlind) explores the reality behidn the Silicon Valley headlines as he sits down with the people who are shaping the way we view the world online and beyond.

Direct download: 20_Tim_Rosenblatt_Aug_12_2014.m4a
Category:Technology -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

#19 Linda Kelly -- Grateful Dead and Astrology.com

Linda Kelly is Editor-in-Chief of the website Astrology.com.  She is also the author of the book "Deadheads:  Stories from Fellow Arists, Friends and Followers of the Grateful Dead".  She came to that book project, after meeting Jerry Garcia while working for Spin magazine.

Her journey to becoming an author is discussed, as well as the relationship the Grateful Dead have to the Bay area.  

 

Also discussed -- the popularity of Astrology.com, and how they've carried one of newspapers' most popular features onto the Internet.

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The Something Ventured podcast is released each Tuesday at 9am PST.  In it, Silicon Valley insider Kent Lindstrom explores the reality behind the Silicon Valley headlines, as he sits down with the people who are shaping the way we view the world online and beyond.

Direct download: 19_Linda_Kelly_Grateful_Dead.m4a
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Mike Stutz is a Hollywood director, writer, filmmaker, producer ("showrunner").  In this "Hollywood edition" of Something Ventured, Mike sits down with Kent to discuss how reality TV has evolved.  Also discussed are what is real in reality TV, and what is not.  Comparisons are made to Silicon Valley content companies, and Kent and Mike discuss how society's behavior is impacted by reality TV, consumer websites, video games and...even porn websites.

Part 2 of 2

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Something Ventured is released every Tuesday at 9am PST

 

In Something Ventured, Silicon Valley insider Kent Lindstrom explores the reality behind the Silicon Valley headlines, as he sits down with the people who are changing the way we view the world online....and beyond.

 

Direct download: 18_Stutz_Reality_Part_2.m4a
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

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