Lessons from Brooklyn Beta

“The Internet is the opportunity of our generation, and we’ve barely begun to tap its potential. One of the goals of Brooklyn Beta is to remind you of this. This room is full of some of the best web developers, designers, and entrepreneurs we have, but being the best is not good enough. We’re not living up to our potential, and I want us to feel guilty. I want us to feel the burden of our responsibility.”
– Chris Shiflett

I wholeheartedly agree with this sentiment by Brooklyn Beta Co-Founder and friend Chris Shiflett.

6 Comments leave a comment below

  1. All I have to say to this is:

    Internet of THINGS.

    Sensors everywhere


    EASY to USE tooling to CONNECT stuff.
    – for artists, designers and the non-technical lay person.

  2. “I want us to feel guilty”

    who want’s others to feel like this?
    is he a reborn christian? sounds like religious bullshit to me.

  3. ha, I know that guy.

  4. Not another religion, please no more religions. There are too many already.

  5. It’s not about religion or guilt, but it’s about us web-folks building things that have impact, better the world in some way, have meaning. We need to acknowledge our responsibility.

  6. He may not have used the best words – like “guilty” – but the meaning is clear. I agree with the fact that the new generation will have to use internet to solve real problems, not only selling products or sharing pictures.