A few months ago SFO's plastic water bottle ban went into force. Until this week, with two layovers at SFO, I didn't think about it too much. Moving from single-use bottles to refillable bottles is obviously a good thing but for me, it had an ironic outcome. I generally try to drink water instead of … Continue reading Unintended Consequences and Sparkling Water
Costco’s impressively low price Rotisserie Chicken pulls in customers to its stores and provides a genuine treat for a low low price. Last week the company opened its new, extensive production facilities in Nebraska to further its ability to keep delivering the product at that low price point. As numerous articles point out, there is … Continue reading The Conundrum of $4.99 Rotisserie Chicken
As you probably know, this year we made a deliberate change in conferences and events: transitioning the venerable APIStrat Conference into the API Specifications Conference. The new conference is now quickly coming up! 15-17th October, Vancouver CanadaGet your tickets here: registrationI covered the main reasons for the change in a previous post, and we've had … Continue reading Deep Diving into API Specifications: see you at ASC in Vancouver!
If you're in Barcelona, a small escape rewards you with some great views...
How we apply technologies, where benefits accrue and who is impacted by impacted will be crucial questions for the next few decades of society.
The concept of economic dignity which has been getting a bit of airtime in the past few days makes a lot of sense to me. The Atlantic covers it with a suitably clickbait title: "Economics if Broken". The term comes from Gene Sperling, former economic advisor to Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama and is … Continue reading Economic Dignity
The media is already shaping the 2020 debate into a sporting event - at the expense of real policy debate.
Sometimes you have to say what you have to say... in German.
Way back in 2012, Kin Lane and I had the whacky idea of starting a vendor neutral API Conference. At the time, there were some early vendor events and they clearly had their own value, but there was nothing that enabled the whole space to gather neutrally. So APIStrat was born and after a trial … Continue reading From APIStrat to ASC: A New Chapter in API Community Building
Leonardo Da Vinci's to-do lists are pretty fascinating. It's hard to imagine a fuller life of learning and creation.