Tag Archives: wired

September 24, 2012

How Corning created Gorilla Glass

The office of Wendell Weeks, Corning’s CEO, is on the second floor, looking out onto the Chemung River. It was here that Steve Jobs gave the 53-year-old Weeks a seemingly impossible task: Make millions of square feet of ultrathin, ultrastrong glass that didn’t yet exist. Oh, and do it in six months. The story of their collaboration—including Jobs’ attempt to lecture Weeks on the principles of glass and his insistence that such a feat could be accomplished—is well known. How Corning actually pulled it off is not.

A fantastic read.

May 5, 2012

Football Manager developer discusses piracy

Piracy is a fact of life for game developers. I’m not stupid enough to think that 100 percent of pirated games are lost sales — there are, of course, some people who would not buy or play a game if it wasn’t available for free, but there are also some dishonest people who pirate things they would otherwise buy, just because they can.

Eloquently put and absolutely spot on. I don’t buy the “it costs too much, therefore I pirate” argument; even if an app or game a fraction of a cent, I’d be willing to bet that it would still be pirated due to the “just because I can” mentality.

March 11, 2010
October 17, 2009

A bandwidth bill of zero

An interesting piece from Wired suggesting that Google is trading traffic with ISPs and thus paying next to nothing for YouTube bandwidth.