Category Archives: The Web

On Roundups and Daily Websites

A number of years ago, I realized something about MacRumors. MacRumors was a great daily read, but it was a not-so-great occasional read. If you visited MacRumors at a random point in time, you might see some rumors about the next iPhone, or maybe … Continue reading

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What a Difference a Few Years Makes

I’ve neglected this blog for a while, but was just reading back though it and thought one series of blog posts was particularly interesting. Back in early 2009, I met a husband/wife iPhone developer team: April 2009, Blog Post: I … Continue reading

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The Web: Filters on Top of Filters

In January, John Gruber linked out to a Jason Kottke interview who characterizes the web as filters all the way down: It’s much easier to find interesting things to read and look at online than it used to be…the web … Continue reading

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The State (and Growth) of the iPhone Gaming Market

Apple’s App Store is growing leaps and bounds with over 1 billion apps downloaded and the single largest app category is games. While Apple has not broken down the # of downloads per category, based on a quick look at … Continue reading

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On Starting a Blog

Based on the news that I was pursuing a career in “blogging”, I naturally got a lot of emails from individuals who asked about how to start in blogging, how to build traffic, and similar plans. I promised them I’d … Continue reading

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New York Times and More…

By now, many people have seen the New York Times article about me and my quitting medicine to pursue a career on my websites. Overall, the response has been amazing, and generally very positive. The article itself was amongst the … Continue reading

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I Quit My Job

Yesterday was my last day at my full time job as a physician. I plan to work on MacRumors.com and other web projects full time. The most likely reaction I expect from regular MacRumors readers is “You weren’t working on … Continue reading

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Traffic = Power = Money

The secret to success on the internet can be boiled down to one simple accomplishment: building traffic. That’s it. If you have a site that attracts a lot of visitors, you will be able to make money. On the internet, … Continue reading

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The Business of XKCD

XKCD is a web comic created by 23-year-old physics major and programmer Randall Munroe who is actually making a living off his web-comic. Here’s a sample comic that I found particularly funny… but you have to be a programmer to … Continue reading

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Ars Gets Bought.

From my point of view, the biggest news this week is that ArsTechnica was purchased by Conde Nast for a rumored $25 million. The acquisition itself has been verified, but the price will likely never be publicly confirmed. For those … Continue reading

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