An interview with Daniel Gross and Nat Friedman about the AI product explosion, OpenAI’s emergence as a consumer tech company, Microsoft’s aggressiveness, open source and Apple, and both the risks and opportunities of AI.
Replit and Google, The Google Perspective, Twitter’s Bad Idea
The Replit-Google deal is an obvious one for Replit, but it’s much more important than Google — who didn’t go far enough. Then, Musk’s latest Twitter idea makes no sense.
An Interview With Daniel Gross and Nat Friedman about the Democratization of AI
An interview with Daniel Gross and Nat Friedman about the decentralization of AI, the story of GitHub CoPilot, where Stable Diffusion came from, and why software will finally become truly deflationary.
Microsoft Build, Thick Versus Thin, AI Platforms
Microsoft’s Build keynote was impressive in its clarity; it also emphasized that the thin client model one, mostly.
NPM Sabotage, Convenience Matters, Moxie Marlinspike on Web3
The sabotage of a Node.js package shows both the danger of supply chain attacks and the allure of convenience; this is a lesson being learned by Web3.
Trump Visits Mac Pro Factory, Apple’s Tariffs, Apple Versus GitHub
Trump visited the Mac Pro factory, and people are disappointed in Tim Cook. First off, tariffs are certainly the driving fact, but I am disappointed too, for different reasons than most.
Microsoft Wins JEDI Contract, Microsoft Versus Amazon, Microsoft Earnings
Microsoft won the JEDI contract with the Department of Defense under questionable circumstances, which shouldn’t disguise the fact that Microsoft had a compelling case. Then, Microsoft’s earnings are impressive but too vague.
Google IO Follow-up, Linux on Windows, Microsoft’s Developer Strategy
More on Google’s I/O keynote, particularly about how the company is well-positioned for a privacy-centric world. Then, Microsoft is doing an excellent job of appealing to developers.
Morris Chang Retires; Apple, Microsoft, Facebook Follow-Up; Who Gets to Be on the Steam Store?
Morris Change, the founder of TSMC, is one of the most important tech figures in history. Then, follow-up on Microsoft-GitHub, Apple and the App Store, and Facebook and the New York Times. Plus, why Valve is getting platform control right.
The Cost of Developers
Microsoft paid a lot for GitHub, because it had to pay directly for access to developers. It doesn’t have the leverage of users the way that Apple does on the App Store.