I don’t typically I’ve too many API talks anymore since my current role keeps me busy on a range of other topics and technologies. It’s still a subject close to my heart though, so after the organizers of APIDays Barcelona managed to twist my arm to speak it was nice to talk about APIs again! … Continue reading The End of the Beginning of (Your) APIs
Look Mom, No Code
Empowering the many to be productive with technology is way more important than automating everything. Kudos to companies like Microsoft for leading the charge.
Avoiding the Chilling effect of Political Correctness
Former President Obama's comments on a "Messy World" where we should get over absolute purity are spot on.
A great NYT article covering new research on the impact of sea level rises. #climateemergency
Unintended Consequences and Sparkling Water
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
The Conundrum of $4.99 Rotisserie Chicken
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
The Good and Evil of Technology
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
Winners, Losers and Popcorn Politics
The media is already shaping the 2020 debate into a sporting event - at the expense of real policy debate.
Warum the Hell Nicht?
Sometimes you have to say what you have to say... in German.