Witness the passing of the guest-blogger torch again-- from our special guest Kevin Sites
, whose live-from-Iraq photo and audioblogging made headlines around the world
-- back to the esteemed Jim Griffin
, whose earlier stint was pre-empted by world events. Thank you, Kevin, for an amazing blog-journey... and welcome back, Jim.
Aside from having co-founded the Pho digital music listserv (photo from a Sunday pho gathering at left, Jim's on the right-hand side), Jim is an author, columnist, and wireless industry consultant. During his five-year stint as head of technology for Geffen Records, he led a team that in June of 1994 distributed the first full-length commercial song on-line, by Aerosmith. Geffen was the first entertainment company to install a web server, and Geffen World was one of the first corporate intranet sites.
Jim recently returned from a month in Finland (at times working inside the arctic circle), consulting for wireless industry clients. What he has planned next, I do not know. But if Jim's driving, we're in for an adventure.
Link to Jim's personal website, Link to more pics from the Sunday pho list get-togethers in LA, Discuss
I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
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