Updated: Scoble responds. See comments below.
Just look at TechMeme lately. It’s not about building stuff. You don’t see Ajaxian or the Make Blog on TechMeme. You see Wallstrip selling for a few million to CBS.
Why is this bad?
Wallstrip selling for a few million to CBS is fabulous news. How can you possibly be complaining when somebody uses technology to accomplish their goals?
Times are good, money is flowing, and Silicon Valley sucks.
Whereas I agree with the main theme of the article (valley needs some common sense), why are we picking on Wallstrip? Yes, earlier I wrote of Microsoft spending silly silly silly silly money on a “me too” move, hats off to the guys who got ’em to pay it.
And, Scoble, PodTech took a lot of VC money hoping for the same kinda return didn’t they – or did they do that for fun as well?
Jealousy is never pretty.
Somebody grabbed a camera, attached an idea, entertained (and taught) a bunch of us, and got a gig with CBS as a result.
That dream is attainable. Wallstrip proved that. Howard, can I buy you a beer?
How could this put anybody into a malaise?