Learn to code. Or don't!

With all the hubbub about why you should you learn to code, should you? Definitely maybe. I argue that the motivations behind learning to code should not be much different from learning Powerpoint or Excel to the extent that your career demands.

March 11, 2013

The MBA Hedge

A response to the debate on "An MBA is a worthwhile investment for those looking to join or create a tech startup" on Boston.com. My take: You'd have to be either naïve or extremely risky to go get an MBA with the sole intention of joining or creating a tech startup. Smart MBA applicants are wiser than that.

March 6, 2013

Teens have always gone where identity isn't

My theory: Teens eschew Facebook and Twitter for Instagram, Tumblr, Snapchat and other apps not because they're a new, different generation, but because they don't yet have much of an identity to boast of.

March 4, 2013

What Facebook Needs Now: Silent Connect

The quasi-best-practice of conveying that your app will "never, ever post anything to Facebook without your permission" is indicative of a problem Facebook needs to solve. My solution: Silent Connect.

February 28, 2013

Digital Salt

What app makers can learn from snack makers, via a terrific New York Times Magazine piece on the snack food industry.

February 24, 2013

Welcome

Some time ago I stopped publishing my blog at jonathanlibov.com. That blog was a great way for me to document my move to Israel and adjustment to life here. Since then I've developed a number of sketchy, ill-informed opinions about the world, in particular the world of tech, and it wouldn't amount to a real set of opinions if I didn't post 'em on the internet.

Why "whoo.ps" though? First and...

February 22, 2013