Day 10, Goodbye Nordics

It is time to say goodbye to Stockholm and, with it, the Nordics. I spent a great eight days in Scandinavia, first in Helsinki, Finland, and then in Stockholm, Sweden. These countries have so much common history. Sweden ruled Finland for almost 700 years, and you can tell that feelings from that occupation linger: Sweden…

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Meet Everywear Games

Meet True Ventures’ newest company, Everywear Games. This is True’s fourth investment in the Nordics and second in Finland. I am fortunate enough to join the board of this company which is creating gaming experiences for the wearables.  Everywear is the brainchild of CEO Aki Järvilehto (previously EVP at Remedy,) CTO Mika Tammenkoski (VP of Technology/CTO at Digital Chocolate and Sumea) and Executive Producer Markus Tuppurainen (Rovio, where he worked on games such as Angry Birds Rio). We have once again joined our friends at Lifeline Ventures and Petteri Koponen in particular in this journey. Thanks Everywear team for letting True Ventures be part of your dream. Full blog post on True Ventures’…

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Recommended reads from across the internet

Do type, Fonts & Typography reflect the zeitgeist? Stephen Coles, writing for the PrintMag, took a critical look at some of the recent trends in typography to conclude that "much of the typography we see today is a reflection of our culture at large." He pointed out that the "typefaces inspired by hand-painted and handmade signs, like brush scripts and mid-century gothics, are increasingly prevalent" because it "represents a general cultural nostalgia that often…
Many lives along the Yangtze River  A 26-year-old photographer from Brooklyn spends months taking photos of people, places, objects, time, sky and water of Yangtze River. He uses a Mamiya 7 camera, film and lots of patience. Check out the photos and accompanying piece in the New Yorker.

Day Eight, Stockholm

It is day eight of my trip around the world. The lack of a proper sunrise along with a relapse of my jet lag have forced a change in my daily schedule. I am starting to feel a little restless and homesick, slowly starting to miss the familiar. Last week allowed me to spend a lot…

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Windows 95

Lot of my pals from Microsoft are sharing stories of the Windows 95 launch, and today I’d like to do the same. I was there. It was the first and last time the PC-era Microsoft PR team was actually nice to me — and as a result I got to attend the launch, though I never got to demo the software and had to go through retail channels to get it running on my heavily modded Gateway desktop. Apparently I was the Sun guy to the Microsoft PR team, and the Sun PR team thought I was the MSFT dude. In other…

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Select 7: forays into film (photography) 

These are seven select photos from my first ever attempt to use film. I was using a Contax T3 point and shoot which is as close to digital a film camera can get. It was loaned to me by Cliff Englert. He tells me three good photos from one roll of film is a good…

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