With a case of post-holiday ennui setting in, I decided to forgo a visit to Skirball and instead tuned into last night’s NYTM video stream from my couch.
It was great entertainment and far more edifying than what’s transmitted over my archaic bronze-age remote vision box. I may go so far as to claim that it was the most interesting and, in a way, uplifting set of demos I’ve seen since I started attending NYTM nine or so months ago.
Before I run down my list of favorites, something that Nate Westheimer said captured the spirit of tech in New York and, I think, just about any other town where there’s a startup scene:
“If you’re working on a startup, you’re gonna fail. Seriously, if you don’t think that’s true, you’re delusional.”
Nate’s larger point was that we’re all part of a community who want to change the world, and while our own efforts may not achieve success in a narrowly defined way, we may just inspire someone who will.
Here’s my quick rundown of inspiring demos: Continue reading