Interesting reads from around the web:
- The Future of Startup Funding : Paul Graham talks about the rise of super angels and the changing venture capital terrain for new businesses. I see this as a good thing for start-ups as long as the gender imbalance is rectified.
- Industrial America on Architectural Stationery: Before the $99 logo, gorgeous architecture graced bills of lading, invoices and letterhead. As our focus has turned from manufacturing, we’ve lost a piece of history and place.
- Ode to the Taco Truck: as haute cuisine begins to take mobile food seriously, are we losing some of the immigrant energy and flavor?
- Short history of print in two pictures: Print has changed significantly since Gutenberg, and while letterpress specialists would feel at home on one of these machines, I wonder how they’d feel about the new 8 color Heidelburgs? While printing may have changed radically since the 1500’s, it isn’t dead yet.
- Is There a Female Funding Model?: Stacey Higginbotham spotlights the inequal spread of venture monies available to women. I suspect bootstrapping/debt funding is more comfortable for women, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be working to increase these numbers to a more equitable spread. Note, too, that diverse teams raise bigger rounds.
- Newt Gingrich: The Indispensable Republican: Interesting bio on Gingrich, who appears to be ramping up for a presidential run in 2012.