Saturday, March 14, 2015
So Huffington Post ran an article about some research about the size and shape of our Milky Way galaxy. You can read it here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/12/milky-way-size-bigger_n_6849548.html
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
Friday, November 21, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
I suppose there will be more now that The Peripheral is hitting the shelves.
Interview: http://ideas.ted.com/2014/10/27/william-gibson-riffs-on-writing-and-the-future/ Its worth a read, but I probably think all Gibson interviews are worth checking out...
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Saturday, October 04, 2014
Saving this for possible future reference:
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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.
Monday, May 26, 2014
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Sunday, April 06, 2014
New York Times:
[image thanks to New York Times]
Here is more good writing about Peter:
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Thanks to Spaceref, a link to a paper describing the local set of galaxies within which we find ourselves.
Kinda boggles the mind. Wonder how many other minds there are in this region writing similar papers.