The Facebook Hearings have kept me distracted, and I wasn’t doing much other than keeping up with the torrent of news and hot takes. Not much was said, not much was done. No surprise, as I have written in the past. It was a great exercise in “how to read between the lines.” However, I have finally caught up with my reading. Here are few stories that I think are worth reading.
“Once it was clear how bad it was and how mismatched they were, everybody had this awakening: We have made some mistakes, but these guys know even less,” an anonymous executive told Nicholas Thompson, editor in chief of Wired who reported on Facebook’s internal reaction to Mark Zuckerberg’s visit to Washington D.C., which was (as my readers know) a predictable bit of pantomime and theater.
Porto is one of my favorite cities, for two reasons: it is awesome, and also it is the hometown of True Ventures’ portfolio company, Veniam. As a board member, I end up visiting the city quite often. I walk down from my hotel (which is usually near the Veniam offices) along the River Duoro, all the way to the Foz. It is one place where I often dream of living. This photo is of a lighthouse that has been replaced by another one. I love just being out there.
Made with Fuji xPro2 and Fuji f2/23mm. Shutter speed 1/8000th of a second. Focal length: f3.
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Facebook (and to a large extent big tech) will find itself under the microscope this week, thanks to Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony in front of the U.S. legislators. Whether it is Facebook or Amazon or Google, the world at large sees technology companies out of sync with reality, and somewhat shying away from their responsibilities.
My friends tell me that the path to digital photographic nirvana is paved by celluloid — aka film. Well, here I am playing around with film. I used Konica Big Mini, a point-and-shoot camera for these photos. The goal is to get to a point where I can use to capture moments and portraits with some depth of emotion. As you can see from this photo set, I have a long road ahead. I used Pancro 400 B&W Film to capture these portraits of friends.