Valve founder Gabe Newell on Linux; geeky maps; and other top posts of the month

The Tweet map of Seattle

Well, GeekWire readers really must have a burning desire to study cartography. Maps were the hot topic on GeekWire during the month of February, from a rendering of the streets of Seattle post Zombie apocalypse to the tech startups in Pioneer Square to what Tweets have to say about Seattle neighborhoods.

Those were three of the top posts in February on GeekWire, while stories about Microsoft’s Surface tablet push and Seattle’s new private jet club also had strong showings.

Here’s a look at the top posts of the month. Thanks to everyone for tuning in to GeekWire, and we’re looking forward to celebrating our 2nd anniversary with everyone on March 6th!!

Valve co-founder Gabe Newell: Linux is a “get-out-of-jail free pass for our industry” (17 comments, 152 Tweets)


Catherine Giudici

Meet Catherine Giudici, the Amazon designer that may have just won The Bachelor (8 comments, 18 Tweets)

Windows exec: Surface Pro isn’t expensive — you’re just thinking about it wrong (46 comments, 87 Tweets)

Amazon patents the milkman (19 comments, 189 Tweets)

Amazon wins broad patent on reselling and lending ‘used’ digital goods (13 comments, 406 Tweets)

Check out this line for Microsoft’s Surface Pro (21 comments, 90 Tweets)

Arrow founder Russell Belden

Meet Arrow: New private jet club looks to launch service between Seattle and Bay Area (13 comments, 54 Tweets)

Work-life balance hacks: Six tips from a type-A control freak(16 comments, 128 Tweets)

Q&A: Windows business chief calls Windows 8 launch a solid start, but just a start (2 comments, 20 Tweets)

Microsoft explains Surface Pro shortages: Customer response has been ‘amazing’ (36 Tweets, 12 comments)

New Amazon Kindle ad supports same-sex marriage (28 comments, 48 Tweets)


Map: Here’s what Seattle would look like after the Zombie Apocalypse (2 comments, 59 Tweets)


Pioneer Square Tech Map: Where are tech companies hanging their shingles? (22 comments, 71 Tweets)


Demystifying startup marketing: A few tips on how to tell your story (13 comments, 166 Tweets,)

Does this Tweet-based map of Seattle accurately describe your neighborhood? (8 comments, 108 Tweets)


Startup Jedi: 3 phrases every VC or angel wants to hear during a pitch (23 comments, 115 Tweets)