Empowering the many to be productive with technology is way more important than automating everything. Kudos to companies like Microsoft for leading the charge.
MIT's self propelled M-Blocks kept getting better - super impressive.
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
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