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.

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.

Metaverses

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

Pandemic Progress

Marc Andreessen has changed his tone over the past year; there is a cynical interpretation, but I think the shift is justified.