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 ...

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 wit...

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

Light 'em up

Like dark fiber beneath the streets that merely needs to be "lit up", the ubiquity of mobile means that there are vast, untapped networks out there just wait...

July 30, 2015

Mobile search expressions

The app install isn't just about delivering functionality. In the new mobile search, it's also an expression of preferences.

June 9, 2015