Talk at Google

Thanks to an invite from Cat Allman, who I met on a train back to the airport after OSCON, Tetranitrate, T3h_Muffinator, and I headed down to Google yesterday to talk about Instructables.

The first bit didn't make the video; it starts at slide 22 of 34, so I've attached the .pdf of my slides below. I ran through the slides as an intro, then we answered questions and showed off some projects and videos from the site. There were lots of things I wanted to talk about that either didn't fit or were forgotten- particularly about the issue of intellectual property- but I guess that's a great excuse for another visit!



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kelseymh8 years ago
Wow, talk about a <bump>! August 2007 to January 2009 :-)

I have a really naïve question for you (and Eric et al.): was K'nex the original impetus for creating Instructables? It seems to have a position substantially differerent than other general construction systems*cough*Lego*cough*.
Knex started sometime in June 2006. It has grown very rapidly into a very key part of instructables.
n8man kelseymh8 years ago
I haven't been around here for long but I believe that the other members were tired of knex guns everywhere so they agreed with a knex section that the knexers wanted.
kelseymh n8man8 years ago
Ah, interesting. You've been here five months longer than me, which makes you An Old Guy :-)
n8man kelseymh8 years ago
It is all relative
kelseymh n8man8 years ago
Only some of my relatives are older than me, most are younger.
n8man kelseymh8 years ago
*cough* Einstein *cough*
kelseymh n8man8 years ago
n8, n8, n8...don't challenge me :-) I'll put you in a square potential, and you'll be both alive and dead at the same time :-)
n8man kelseymh8 years ago
you mean square root?
kelseymh n8man8 years ago
It's a long, drawn out quantum mechanics joke

Nope, a potential with two step functions on each side, something like:
     _____       _____         |      |         |      |         |      |         |______|

It confines your wavefunction. Then, like the fabled Cat, I'll put you into a superposition of states.
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