Flat design is great for mediocre designers like me

Lost amidst the hubbub around flat design is the fact that the flat trend makes it really easy for mediocre designers to do merely passable work.

May 12, 2013

Ceci n'est pas un comment ("This is not a comment")

A commentary on my blog on the state of comments, inspired by a series of comments on a website for people to comment on blog posts.

May 9, 2013

Truth is only one dimension of entertainment

With my attention fixed on Twitter during the Boston Manhunt, even with CNN blaring on the television, I wondered, "At what point will it stop feeling natura...

April 19, 2013

An Ode to Tinder

A Winklevossian tale of an invention whose time has come, and nearly left me behind.

April 15, 2013

The Armchair Neuroscientist

It's natural to view news items and blog posts about the brain as authoritative. We need to talk about what we're talking about when we talk about "the brain".

April 5, 2013

Apple's best offense is a good defense

Why Apple's recent "defensive" showing may more tactical than meets the eye.

March 18, 2013

A (sorta) wise entrepreneur once said

A response to Scott Adams of Dilbert and some successful guys I interacted with on Twitter on the topic of entrepreneurship. My take: Entrepreneurship is a w...

March 13, 2013

Learn to code. Or don't!

With all the hubbub about why you should you learn to code, should you? Definitely maybe. I argue that the motivations behind learning to code should not be ...

March 11, 2013

The MBA Hedge

A response to the debate on "An MBA is a worthwhile investment for those looking to join or create a tech startup" on Boston.com. My take: You'd have to be e...

March 6, 2013