I believe the term "blog" means more than an online journal. I believe a blog is a conversation. People go to blogs to read AND write, not just consume.

-Michael Arrington
Michael Arrington

Jack recognizes that his strength is his one-on-one relationships with people. Most politicians don't have the patience, nor the discipline, to maintain that over a long time.

Michael Arrington
Talking about Apple v. Microsoft without mentioning the Internet and the browser is like talking about WWII without talking about the nuke. Framing the conversation just in terms of open v. closed operating systems, the quality of the hardware or software or who the CEO was, is silly.
Michael Arrington

A business model that hasn't been tried before is always interesting, even if it's likely to fail.

Michael Arrington
If we want to get beyond this whole I'm-cool-because-I-care-about-women thing, what we really need to do is we have to start encouraging women to get engineering degrees in college.
Michael Arrington

I want something completely new and different to happen, and lots of it. Stuff that makes us change the way we think about a market or the world. Something that inspires a new generation of crazy startups doing crazy things.

Michael Arrington
Journalists hold themselves apart, and above, the common person. They have rules designed to ensure their objectivity and impartiality.
Michael Arrington

Startups Are Hard. So Work More, Cry Less, And Quit All The Whining

Michael Arrington
I interviewed most of the presidential candidates about their positions on technology issues in the 2008 election. After those interviews I endorsed one candidate from each party - Barack Obama and John McCain. Neither of them were leading the primaries at the time, but they seemed like the best candidates, solely from a tech policy perspective.
Michael Arrington

Best startups generally come from somebody needing to scratch an itch.

Michael Arrington
Customer research produces bland products. We're producing a piece of art.