Closing up Open Source is not the answer to AWS

Andrew Leonard has nice post on medium which summarizes a lot of the current angst around Amazon's use of open source to power its services. (A post with one of the best blog graphics I've seen in a long while: it's worth clicking through even just for that!). The current controversy revolves around Elastic's changes … Continue reading Closing up Open Source is not the answer to AWS

Freedom of Information

This week's post is inspired by a tweet from Matthew Ingram's and Jeff Borek's perfect reaction to it: https://twitter.com/jeffborek/status/1089250900667846656 What happens when all the trustful information is restricted? It was Jarrod Dicker's original tweet which lead to the twitter discussion on the topic: https://twitter.com/jarroddicker/status/1088810263044915201 The tweets and the discussion are thought-provoking. On the one hand, … Continue reading Freedom of Information

Automation Clickbait

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/25/technology/automation-davos-world-economic-forum.html NYTimes: "The Hidden Automation Agenda of the Davos Elite" I figure a month is a safe time to let go by before writing about a press hot-button topic from late January: Robots, Automation and the plots of the Elite. I say this in a tongue in cheek manner because while there are some real … Continue reading Automation Clickbait

Clayton Christensen on Religion, Markets, and Investors

I'm a huge fan of Clayton Christensen. He has a clarity of thought and a way of story-telling which makes not only compelling listening but helps spark insight. Here is a great lesser known piece which caused me to think this past week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6JYk5aCB4A Christensen makes two provocative and interesting points: He argues that without … Continue reading Clayton Christensen on Religion, Markets, and Investors