Collapsing Context

Does Jaron Lanier follow blogs? Where does he get his news? How does he learn about Meltdown/Spectre?   Word of mouth was the original form of communication. Before there were books, people could only tell stories to share information. The collective hive mind of civilization would do their best to spread knowledge equally from one […]

Catching up on Stratechery

My Instapaper reading list was piling up. Nearly half of the articles were from Stratechery, so I decided to knock them all out at once (well, over the course of a day or two). https://stratechery.com/2017/goodbye-gatekeepers/ From Weinstein and movies to the NYTimes and YouTube In a world where the default news source is the Facebook […]

Two Weeks in Review – November 5, 2017

4:45 and its dark outside… Podcasts The Finnish (UBI) Experiment – 99 Percent Invisible The Psychology of Self-Righteousness – Jonathan Haidt – On Being An interesting psychological take on political leanings Readings Bitcoin uses a lot of energy. Why not a solar powered rig? The World’s Happiest Places – National Geographic Tech Xbox One X iPhone X […]

Two Weeks In Review – October 22, 2017

Deep work and lots of travel with many podcasts and a little reading the past two weeks. Listen Richard Branson Manipulation Exponent Ramblings Ta-Nehisi Coates Watch Star Wars – The Last Jedi Trailer Spiderman Homecoming Blade Runner 2049 Read Rounding out the classic fiction review: It Can’t Happen Here

Week in Review – October 8, 2017

Readings Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Thich Nhat Hanh via Lion’s Roar Teach tech with cartoons by Julia Evans Why We Contradict Ourselves and Confound Each Other with Daniel Kahneman via On Being (listen) On Overuse of Technology Follow Cal Newport. He lead me to Jony Ive’s talk at the New Yorker Tech fest. Here’s the […]

Week in Review – October 1, 2017

Read The Handmaid’s Tale (no, don’t just watch the show) Write Book or blog? Unfinished and developing thoughts fit best in a blog. Plus one can use WordPress and Stripe for subscriber payments. https://stratechery.com/2017/books-and-blogs/ Because aggregators deal with digital goods, there is an abundance of supply; that means users reap value through discovery and curation, […]