Friday, October 02, 2015

Saturday, July 18, 2015

You were too fine

Oh Stella.

We're so sorry you had to leave early, but we're glad you had plenty of time to make your mark. And what a mark it was! You will be missed forever.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Yet Another in the "You Are Here" series

So Huffington Post ran an article about some research about the size and shape of our  Milky Way galaxy. You can read it here:

So its interesting that the galaxy may be corrugated, and that we may be sitting right in one of the ridges.

Science is fun!

ps - Happy PI day.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Another Gibson Interview

I suppose there will be more now that The Peripheral is hitting the shelves.

Interview: Its worth a read, but I probably think all Gibson interviews are worth checking out...

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Moto 360, unboxed

And, my first unboxing photoset:

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Capitalism, Hijacked by Finance?

I stumbled on this 25 minute video recorded last year in South Africa. Clayton Christensen discusses how the cycle of innovation may have been interrupted, contributing to jobless recoveries.

In my opinion, add this analysis to those of Piketty's Capital in 21st Century and Brynjolfsson & McAfee's Second Machine Age when trying to understand the issues we face with employment and inequality.

I guess one overly-simplistic takeaway could be: you get what you measure, so be careful what you measure. More importantly, this suggests, as other analysis seems to as well, that capitalism has been hijacked by finance (and financiers, I suppose) resulting in sub-optimal outcomes, unless you're in finance. The role of capitalism in society is vitally important, and we need to find analysis and vocabulary to help us make policy and political decisions that make sure capitalism is generative, not extractive.