Quite a bit has happened the past couple of weeks in the technology world. The SXSW festival took place, Microsoft chose a new CEO, and the internet celebrated a birthday, just to name a few. Below, you’ll find 10 of the best (and often hilarious) commentary on these events, from our favorite tech inventors, founders, and writers.
For the past week, Twitter feeds everywhere were dominated with #SXSW. We picked the tweets we liked the most from the festival for numbers 1-5.
1. Google Ventures partner MG Siegler tweeted about SXSW’s technical difficulties.
Next year, SXSW gets Windows 8 to solve such issues! (Or, perhaps more likely, reverts to XP.) pic.twitter.com/OeHdTM0OiD
— MG Siegler (@parislemon) March 8, 2014
2. Joseph Weisenthal, executive editor of Business Insider, offered his thoughts on the event’s relevancy, with Chralie Warzel, Buzzfeed’s technical editor.
@cwarzel 1998. CD-ROMs.
— Joseph Weisenthal (@TheStalwart) March 12, 2014
3. Business Insider editor Steve Kovach tweeted about the popularity of Julian Assange’s interview.
Crazy long line for the Julian Assange talk. pic.twitter.com/LX63HbiSLC
— Steve Kovach (@stevekovach) March 8, 2014
4.Then Kovach made a Breaking Bad reference during Edward Snowden’s talk.
5. In the end, Technologizer founder Harry McCracken thought that the conference actually improved.
I don’t get complaints that SXSW jumped the shark this year. Dopey marketing hoopla seemed to be down sharply. Moving in right direction. — Harry McCracken (@harrymccracken) March 11, 2014
6. Web founder Tim Berners-Lee tweeted about his Reddit AMA where he discussed the importance of Net Neutrality.
7. The Times gave us a glimpse into its reception (via Charles Arthur, tech editor of The Guardian).
8. Bitcoin trading hub Mt. Gox closed due to a massive heist. Self described “bitcoin evangelist” Ben Davenport wasn’t impressed by their PR damage control.
MtGox is “monitoring the situation and will react accordingly.” Pheeeew! That’s a relief!
— Ben Davenport (@bendavenport) February 25, 2014
9. Microsoft named a new CEO. Bill Gates seemed excited…
— Bill Gates (@BillGates) February 4, 2014
10. Though GeekSquad founder Robert Stephens was skeptical.
Yeah, right. Bill Gates is just going to “advise”.
— Robert Stephens (@rstephens) February 4, 2014
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