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I used to spend two to three weeks in San Francisco every year, mostly just to stay in touch with my friends there. San Francisco is a fun place to be if you work in tech, and it’s refreshing to experience how easy it is to talk to anyone in the industry.

After some time, however, it gets kind of depressing when at the end of the day almost all discussions steer towards ‘exit, exit, exit’. A big part of the Valley runs on venture capital, distorting the reality of business. Fair enough, but it seems the goal of all the hard work of those young, talented people is not to bring a new exciting product to life, but instead to bury it in the backyards of Google, Yahoo!, Facebook, and Apple at the highest price tag possible.

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"If Facebook’s predominant motto is “move fast break things” (though we are always trying to deprecate it), Apple’s is the complete opposite. Since many of the early team members were from Apple, their culture of polish and being design-led set the tone for the product. Sometimes the Apple and Facebook culture mixed like oil and water."
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Jeff

In my workspace during one of our regular Tamper meetings on Monday nights.

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Jeff

In my workspace during one of our regular Tamper meetings on Monday nights.

"Regis, we were both lucky. We both stumbled into something we loved doing very young in life and then have been doing it for a long long time. As I look around me, I see that’s pretty rare."
— Steve Jobs – E-mail to Regis McKenna
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"It is temping to say that masterpieces are not painted by professionals. They demand a wider contact with life."
"Simplicity, of course, is not the absence of complexity. Just removing clutter would result in uncomplicated but meaningless products."
— Jonathan Ive
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