Jed Sundwall

Family man. Global open data at @awscloud. “Normally, I’m against big things. I think the world’s going to be solved by millions of small things.” — Pete Seeger


The Golden Lazy Smart Person


This is a response to Sam Kottler’s idea that “frustratable” software engineers are more likely to produce good software.


How Do We Stay Sane?

Thoughts on governance


Fifteen years ago, I was sitting in a plastic chair on a concrete slab in the middle of a muddy shantytown in Venezuela. I…


iOS 7 and the iPhone’s Inherent Properties

Building interfaces that could only exist on a mobile device.


A big part of the experience of a physical object has to do with the materials. [At Apple] we experiment with and explore materials, processing them, learning about the inherent properties of the material.

The Golden Lazy Smart Person


This is a response to Sam Kottler’s idea that “frustratable” software engineers are more likely to produce good software.


Tumblr’s Storyboard: A Lesson in Going Direct


Tumblr shut down its short-lived Storyboard blog last week. In Tumblr’s own words, Storyboard was an initiative to “tell the stories of Tumblr creators in a truly thoughtful way – focusing on the people, their work, and their stories.” I don’t know why Tumblr shut it down, but Storyboard was a good idea. It was a great channel for Tumblr to go