Leslie Owusu-Appiah | (blank.works) | Does It Feel That The Technology You Own, Ends Up Owning You?

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Does it sometimes feel that the technology you own, ends up owning you?

Leslie Owusu-Appiah, former developer for Sandpit Labs turned entrepreneur, dev for the like of Visa and founder of development agency Blank Works a, will provide some practical solutions to these technical limitations masquerading as error messages.

The Rising Interview

Where are you right now?

At a desk in Soho contracting.

Where do you go when you need inspiration?

Meatspace: Outside (possibly browse old books and magazines)  
Cyberspace: http://news.ycombinator.com/ and http://www.phrack.org/ 

Idleness. A gift or curse?


To Bitcoin, or not to Bitcoin?


Liberal Democracy or Democratic Liberalism?

I'm sorry, is one the American English way of saying it? Like lift vs. elevator?

Carpe Diem or nosce te ipsum (know thyself)?

Si Hoc Legere Scis Nimium Eruditionis Habes?

Last app opened?

"A". It's an app I made to check my security cameras.

Last book read?

Masters of Doom. Just started The Cathedral and the Bazaar. Eric S. Raymond may have highly controversial views, but; it's still a great read.

Favourite Album?

Impossible; this is an impossible question. Countries have gone to war over this question.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received?

"Stay weird".

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever bestowed?

"Everyone poops, so don't be too afraid of anyone".

If you could be anywhere, where would it be?


If you could be remembered for one thing, what would it be?

Making people laugh.

In the next three years what innovation will have the greatest impact on technology/business/culture?

Mesh networking. Quote me.