Episode 8: Marco Arment

 

Daniel is joined by Marco Arment of Marco.org. Marco also founded The Magazine and Instapaper, each of which he sold off earlier this year. Previously, he was the co-developer and first employee of Tumblr.

Additional links:

  • @marcoarment – Marco’s Twitter account.
  • marco.org – Marco’s personal site.
  • http://atp.fm/ – Marco’s podcast with Casey Liss and John Siracusa.
  • I’d Tumbl For You – My October, 2008 post lamenting Tumblr’s inadequate API.
  • Marco’s Apology – Marco responds to my blog post with a brief, professional apology.
  • Marco’s 2006 Resume – Marco’s recent post linking to his 2006-era resume.
  • 3-2-1 Contact – PBS program and affiliated magazine from which Marco learned Basic programming.
  • QBasic – Microsoft’s Basic programming language.
  • BMW Welt Delivery – Program through which Americans can purchase and pick up a new BMW car in Germany.
  • Allegheny College – Marco’s alma mater.
  • Phi Delta Theta Allegheny – The fraternity chapter that Marco helped to revive.
  • IBM Infosphere – The current incarnation of Vivisimo, the Pittsburgh company where Marco started his career.
  • Davidville – Remnant of David Karp’s company, now Tumblr.
  • Ultimate Bulletin Board – The bulletin board software Marco enjoyed with his friends in high school.
  • Daring Fireball – John Gruber’s site.
  • Neutral – The twelve-episode car-oriented podcast.
  • Core Intuition 91 – Episode where Manton Reece talks about leaving Heroku for a more portable, affordable server solution.
  • The One-Person Product – Marco reflects on the history of Tumblr and what the sale means to him.
  • Stripe – A payment processing company with great developer-oriented technology and policy.

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