“A computer will make something perfectly square, perfectly spherical, and that’s just ugly and boring,” she says. “All of your time is spent kind of messing it up, which is the opposite of most people’s jobs…the real world is a big old mess and most people’s time is spent tidying it up.”—Building The Next Pixar
We started out with a network that was big enough to be interesting, but small enough to be comfortable.
A lot of times you see big products publicly launch from well-known internet people, and everyone uses it and then leaves because there is no authentic community. You need a certain level of intimacy for the social environment to really work.
“I like to go to the movie theater in the middle of the day and eat popcorn. Seeing a movie and eating popcorn in the middle of the day feels like I’m breaking all the rules and I love that.”—The Great Discontent: Elle Luna
“I love the idea that everyone has a gift to give. And I believe that the whole world is waiting for us to give that gift to them. What if we could empower everyone to operate out of that place, instead of out of job titles or money or security, even? Imagine a world where everyone gives their truest, most authentic gifts.”—The Great Discontent: Elle Luna
“The online world is very different. Online, everything is recorded by default, and you may not know where or by whom. If you’ve ever wondered why Facebook is such a joyless place, even though we’ve theoretically surrounded ourselves with friends and loved ones, it’s because of this need to constantly be wearing our public face. Facebook is about as much fun as a zoning board hearing.”—The Internet with a Human Face