The Death and Birth of Technological Revolutions

Carlota Perez documents technological revolutions, and thinks we’re in the middle of the current one; what, though, if we are nearing its maturation? Is crypto next?

Facebook Political Problems

Facebook’s political problems stem directly from its size and drive for growth; they are societal issues, not antitrust ones.

Cloudflare’s Disruption

Cloudflare’s new storage offering is potentially disruptive both economically and strategically.

The Apple v. Epic Decision

Understanding Apple’s victory in Apple v. Epic, and the limitations of the injunction on anti-steering provisions.

Tech Epochs and the App Store Trap

Centralized control is useful at the beginning of an economy, but limits innovation in the long run. That is as true for China as it is for the App Store.

Regulators and Reality

The FTC’s new Facebook case isn’t any better than the old one, even as there are ever more questions about the potential harm of regulatory interference

Apple’s Mistake

While it’s possible to understand Apple’s motivations behind its decision to enable on-device scanning, the company had a better way to satisfy its societal obligations while preserving user privacy.

Metaverses

The Metaverse of Snow Crash is not a good analogy for the future, as the Internet breaks down into Stephenson’s dystopia

Instagram’s Evolution

Instagram’s shift away from being a photo-sharing app is very much inline with the service’s continuous evolution.

The Lightness of Windows

The Windows 11 announcement was fun and interesting, but there is a reason that Windows is no longer the center of Microsoft’s business.