Feb 19 • 1HR 26M

Introducing Nostr to my "big tech" friend David Nachum

Reactions and perspective from a strong tech product-builder (ex-Gmail team)

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In this conversation I discussed Nostr and open protocols with my friend David Nachum who has built products at big tech for the past decade. Specifically he worked on core communication tools at Google (Gmail), Facebook/Meta, and Apple.

It was interesting to hear about some of the the cultural beliefs at big tech around open versus closed, his rigorous focus on user value props when trying to decide what he believes about Nostr, and how some of what he saw on the Gmail team hints at one of the best reasons to be optimistic about the possibilities of Nostr.

I hope you enjoy our conversation!