John Pettitt

I start companies (two IPO’s one sale), I create tech (multiple patents), I take pictures (Staff Photographer — Dean for America), and I have strong opinions.


How Not to Win Friends While Influencing People

Where Facebook went wrong with their mass psychology experiment.


Brian Pettitt

April 18th 1932– May 17th 2015


A reading from my father’s funeral.

Reading the many cards that have come in over the last week…


Wordpress has it’s niche, it fits between the likes of blogger and medium and full blown custom CMS platforms. In other words you bought an SUV, it’s bigger than a hatchback and smaller than a semi truck. If you put lots of aftermatket extras on it you might break it. That’s not the fault of Wordpress it’s poor choice on the part of the user.


I find myself disagreeing with most of this article.

#5 Artists feel restricted by copyright. This is probably the least offensive of the points. The problem is not that copyright restricts artists, although it does, the problem is that many copyright owners try to use it that way mostly by pretending that fair use doesn’t exist. The extremes of the legacy copyright industry (RIAA, MPAA, and the…


I Unfriend You! — A Guide to Blocking Obnoxious “Friends” on Facebook

So you’ve got this really obnoxious “friend” on Facebook and all they do is post lame game…


Amazon echo

Eavesdropping Collector for Home or Office


Remember kids, if Nixon had an echo there wouldn’t have been an 18 and half minute gap.


How Not to Win Friends While Influencing People

Where Facebook went wrong with their mass psychology experiment.


Things I learned at Burning Man

Treat your staff as if they are volunteers.


If you want people to love working for you, think of them as volunteers.


The Future of News 

Marc Andreessen Missed a Key Part of the Problem.


Marc Andreessen wrote a really interesting blog post a few weeks ago on the future of the…