A rare survey of elite tech CEOs shows what inspires and frightens them about the industry

The Atlantic magazine opened up its Rolodex and managed to get some of the nation’s elite tech CEOs to fill survey. Tumblr CEO David Karp, AutoDesk CEO Carl Bass, Khan Academy founder Sal Khan, and Y Combinator’s Sam Alton are among many leading technologists who took time to name their sources of inspiration and fear from the industry.

Heroku founder: Y Combinator developer tools request is a very big deal

While it might not seem so to outsiders, Y Combinator’s new Developer Tools Request for Startups (RFS) is a big deal. (Editor’s note: The deadline to apply is tomorrow.) This is a request from one of the biggest tech incubators for startups that make developer tools, and it’s an important sign of the increasing value and prominence of developer products and the companies behind them. And I’m thrilled about it.