Interesting interview with Laurie Anderson at the cusp of something new.
Trenchant observations on the philosophy of bundling, or unbundling, features in releases. It’s a subtlety that most people don’t think about but that goes to the heart of product management: how do you get the brilliant things that your team has done to market?
Funny discussion of marginalia in books in the New York Public Library, including Nabokov’s grading a collection of New Yorker short stories.
Day: June 21, 2010
Father’s Day 2010
I’m a relatively new father; my daughter is 3 and a half. So I can perhaps be forgiven my surprise at enjoying Father’s Day as much as I did this year.
When I was growing up, I didn’t really understand what Father’s Day was all about. I always felt lame with the poor excuses for gifts or cards I would find for my dad. After all, how do you put “you made me who I am” in a card and have it mean something? And how do you provide a gift that acknowledges the magnitude of that debt, even slightly?
Based on my experience yesterday, I guess the answer is: you just relax and enjoy it. I think the best parts of yesterday were the dedicated hours I spent with my daughter as she helped me sort through the pieces of her gift to me and put it together. Or sweating together at the playground until we made the happy mutual discovery that the ice cream truck sold bottled water. Or having her ask for a bite of my steak at dinner.
The nice thing about Father’s Day is that, when it’s good, you don’t have to do anything to make it a happy Father’s Day. You just have to be.