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Summary:

Evan Williams, the founder of Blogger, Twitter and, more recently, The Obvious Corporation, discussed during GigaOM RoadMap 2012 how starting a tech company has changed in the past dozen years.

In little over a decade the tech startup landscape has changed drastically. At GigaOM Roadmap 2012 Evan Williams, the current CEO of The Obvious Corporation, discussed what has changed in the timespan between the launch of his first startup, Blogger, to Twitter.

According to Williams, “We’re all more sophisticated. The industry is more sophisticated and therefore it’s just a hell of a lot more work — and it’s a different kind of work.” That means he’s graduated from duct-taping servers to designing interfaces that are beautiful and function across platforms.

Williams on modern-day entrepreneurialism:

Check out the rest of our GigaOM RoadMap 2012 coverage, and a full video of Williams’ session can be found here.

  1. What he’s really saying is (without bothering to watch the video) is..

    All the really obvious shit has already been done and there are millions of spotty faced kids thinking they’re the next Zuckerberg fighting over the scraps!

    One thing hasn’t changed, you must take big risks to get big rewards, not just do some ‘me-too’ safe coding start-up.

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