Knowledge is in the world

On knowledge that evolves in software and hardware, in organisms and machines

April 1, 2016

Time is money is equity is growth

How the new incumbents turn to financing services for growth

March 29, 2016

Subatomic units

The atomic unit of the internet to date has been the "post": A blob of media and some metadata. All kinds of things change — from the structure of networks to the metaphors we use — when those blobs become inspectable.

March 14, 2016

Automating the network away

Internet networks used to render brick-and-mortar businesses obsolete. Arguably, automation businesses may soon render networks obsolete.

January 26, 2016

Fear of sudden death

Why NFL teams, and people in all walks of life, myself included, prefer to "lose slowly"

January 17, 2016

The Next Metaphors

Seeking out the metaphors that will carry the next generation of internet

January 1, 2016

Not Network Effects

Now that the network effects playbook is well known to founders and investors, founders are eager to claim it. Unfortunately the term is often commingled with things that are not network effects.

November 20, 2015

Why Messengers

Making the case for new aggregators to deliver services that don't need apps, and why that might actually reduce the current App Store hegemony

September 28, 2015

Server-side humans

On delivering distinctly human services at a superhuman pace

September 21, 2015