TextIt makes the point that WhatsApp high valuation ($16 Billion Dollars) is because it was built to be run on features phones.
See, WhatsApp wasn’t born in Silicon Valley on an iPhone, rather it fought its way to a $16B exit by providing an awesome messaging experience to the middle billion, those living on $10 a day. And you know what, on $10 a day you probably don’t have an iPhone or an Android handset. Rather you are probably carrying around a “feature phone”, one of a thousands variations of handsets build by Nokia or Samsung running a version of Java 2 Mobile Edition. (J2ME)
A great tutorial on using the aggregate functions in PostgreSQL.
Music Video for Backflip by The Front Bottoms off their album Talon of the Hawk.
A couple breaks up with each other using 154 film titles.
A good tutorial on how to securely store your Bitcoin wallet.
Great article on Wired by Clive Thompson on why Millennials are hated so much.
The real pattern here isn’t any big cultural shift. It’s a much more venerable algorithm: How middle-aged folks freak out over niggling cultural differences between themselves and twentysomethings. In the ’50s, senators fretted that comic books would “offer courses in murder, mayhem, [and] robbery” for youth. In the ’80s, parents worried that Dungeons and Dragons would “pollute and destroy our children’s minds”—and that the Walkman would turn them into antisocial drones. This pattern is as old as the hills. As Chaucer noted in The Canterbury Tales, “Youth and elde are often at debaat.”
Clive Thompson for Wired.com.
(via Boing Boing)