Today we’re launching Curious.com!
Ever wonder why there hasn’t been a place to learn about a wide variety of topics in a fun, helpful, distraction-free environment where learners and teachers can collaborate? A place where teachers can earn some money sharing their expertise on everything from Parkour to Locker Hooking to Spicy Pork? We couldn’t find a place like that, so we built Curious.
In the past year, we built a marketplace, a wonderful way to build and play lessons and (most importantly) a ton of relationships with some really great teachers.
On a personal note, I’m having a blast! We’re building a product and service that I love to use. I’m surrounded by incredibly talented, driven people – like the Lesson Wranglers who scouted, onboarded and edited more than 500 high quality lessons from more than 100 teachers. And it’s a pleasure to be working on something that will help a LOT of people.
Thai and Justin shared their thoughts this morning and I agree with them 100% that this team is astounding and it’s hard to imagine work being any more awesome!
If you want to learn more about what we’re doing check out the NY Times, Techcrunch or the sweet launch video at curious.com. And, of course, go learn something fun!
Great Feed: Beautiful Pixels
Preshit Deorukhkar’s Beautiful Pixels blog features apps that look and feel great. Most of the articles are about iOS apps, but Android pops up every now and then. Today marked the first installment of his new weekly feature, The Platter. The Platter points to apps, news, video, etc that he thinks will resonate with the BP audience. Go check it out!
Great Feed: bunnie’s blog
Andrew (bunnie) Huang is a published author, architect of the chumby hardware platform and the father of XBox hacking. His blog is a great source of technical info, but his features on hardware production in China are the real draw.
The Factory Floor (2013)
- The Factory Floor, Part 1 of 4: The Quotation
- The Factory Floor, Part 2 of 4: On Design for Manufacturing
- The Factory Floor, Part 3 of 4: Industrial Design for Startups
- The Factory Floor Part 4 of 4: Picking (and Maintaining) a Partner
Made In China (2007)
Great Feed: Bendis!
Brian Michael Bendis runs a terrific blog featuring comic book art – covers, panels and sometimes pre-production stuff. Check it out!
Link: The Unibody iPhone
Terrific post by Don Lehman analyzing the recent parts leaks and iPhone 5 rumors. He covers the rationale of the design choices using 4S and Macbook manufacturing insights. I was excited already about the more video friendly 16:9 screen, but this analysis of the rest of the hardware has me even more intrigued.
The Unibody iPhone on The Techblock by Don Lehman
Don makes no mention of the new dock connector having faster data transfer speeds or faster charging, but I’m holding out hope for both.