USV’s Albert Wenger inspired me to scoop up a used ThinkPad, boot install Linux, and see if I could peel myself away from the walled gardens of Apple and Microsoft (for fun, if not for work). It has been decades since I used the terminal / command line in MS DOS to search directories and …
Nine of my favorite reads from 2020.
The best podcast episodes I listened to in 2017.
The American boy of 1854 stood nearer the year 1 than to the year 1900. The education he had received bore little relation to the education he needed. Speaking as an American of 1900, he had as yet no education at all. He knew not even where or how to begin.1 If science were to …
Markets are pricing for utopia but is tectonic change afoot?
In The Reckoning, I suggested that the decades-long squeeze on labor still has room to run, particularly in light of two technological trends: the growing adoption of robotics and the emergence of 3D printing. Two interviews released this week lend credence to the continuing squeeze.