How Asia (and social networking) Works

After over three years on the bookshelf, I finally picked up the Bill Gates recommended, How Asia Works by Joe Studwell. The review sparked my interest in the book then, but the intrigue was rekindled recently when I discovered Strange Parts on YouTube (don’t ask how it took me so long to find Scotty). Seeing another […]

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 […]

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, […]

Week in Review – September 10, 2017

Book, Articles, and Readings Are Your Lights On? Thanks DHH On Writing Well Telling people what you are working on To determine what is not a hotdog, use Keras  It’s all a hack The fall of Juicero and ICO Fever If a Silicon Valley executive does something, it is “hacking.” Doing your laundry? That’s a […]

Week in Review – August 27, 2017

Eclipse 2K17! NYTimes Live Stream & Recap National Geographic Photos Smarter Every Day International Space Station Transit Casey Neistat Eclipse from Five Angles Excited Guy from 2016 Eclipse Tech & Programming Scaling Instagram Infrastructure -InfoQ YouTube Smart Pointers Part 1 and 2 – Fluent CPP Books & Reading Disney’s Choice Stratechery Vertical companies like Apple achieve profits […]

Two Weeks in Review – August 20, 2017

Thoughts on Renew Psychology Here’s a test. I decided not to renew nautilus for $29 a year. I already have another 1 year on my subscription, and while I currently would like to have the magazine for another year I am balancing a few things to decide if in one year I want it for […]

Week in Review – July 30, 2017

Hackathon Bot framework, bot services, LUIS, and text sentiment You can make a conversational chat bot in less than a week. It may not understand everything you say, but with some added intelligence, the bot can be very chappy! Books Some progress on Sapiens, and my reading list expanded The Speed of Sound by Thomas […]