commentary   9742

« earlier    

Finding the Exhaust Ports | Jon Gold’s blog
This went a little bit pear-shaped when the people who read Ayn Rand with a straight face realized that these things should probably make unreasonable amounts of money and that rather than charging people to use services they loved, it would be much better to figure out ways to get them hooked on services and then sell their attention to advertisers. Why pay with the United States dollar when you could pay with your life?

In 2018 the internet is conflated as a few very behemoth properties who happen to be waging war over each second of our lives.
commentary  internet  tech  startup  business  culture  marketing  ux  webdesign  mobile  society  history 
yesterday by inrgbwetrust
Microsoft Business Applications Analyst Forum – a scorecard - by @dealarchitect
"The event was very well paced and covered wide ground with slides, panels and demos. From a business process perspective, CRM dominated especially with recent moves with LinkedIn and partnering with Adobe. That was understandable because the audience was heavily skewed towards CRM analysts."
business  featured  posts  cloud  computing  enterprise  software  (ibm  industry  commentary  microsoft  oracle  saas  sap 
2 days ago by jonerp
The Center for Humane Technology Doesn’t Want Your Attention - Cyborgology
structural changes don't come from individuals and expecting ppl to 'diet' on social media is unrealistic and can draw corollaries to the struggles of democracy
webdesign  ux  commentary  politics  culture  society  happiness  psychology 
3 days ago by inrgbwetrust
Podcast Out – The New Inquiry
why most ennui-centric podcasts are shit ... listen to Flash Forward?
science  politics  culture  podcast  commentary 
4 days ago by inrgbwetrust
Adam Smith, David Hume, Liberalism, and Esotericism - Call for Papers - Elsevier
A very good economics journal--famously an outlet for rigorous, outside the box thinking--is publishing a special issue on hidden meanings in the work of two of the world's greatest thinkers.

Another sign the new Straussian age is upon us: Bayesians update accordingly!
big-peeps  old-anglo  economics  hmm  roots  politics  ideology  political-econ  philosophy  straussian  history  early-modern  britain  anglo  speculation  questions  events  multi  twitter  social  commentary  discussion  backup  econotariat  garett-jones  spearhead 
7 days ago by nhaliday
GE and Digital Transformations: Dont jump to conclusions - by @dealarchitect
"Go ahead and malign GE. Short its stock. But don’t ignore what it has shown us as possible when it comes to Big D. If you get timid and go with small d projects you will make the same mistake so many companies made in the 90s. Instead of proper process reengineering we took the easy way out – so called best practices embedded in packaged software. We ended up with massive overruns, bloated costs but not much better processes. With small d, yes you will feel good about being in the cloud, but your products, field service and business models will not have evolved."
featured  posts  technology  software  industry  commentary 
10 days ago by jonerp
How Facebook Is Killing Comedy - Splitsider
Facebook has created a centrally designed internet. It’s a lamer, shittier looking internet. It’s just not as cool as an internet that is a big, chaotic space filled with tons of independently operating websites who are able to make a living because they make something cool that people want to see.
media  internet  business  culture  humor  history  commentary 
12 days ago by inrgbwetrust
What Peter Thiel thinks about AI risk - Less Wrong
TL;DR: he thinks its an issue but also feels AGI is very distant and hence less worried about it than Musk.

I recommend the rest of the lecture as well, it's a good summary of "Zero to One"  and a good QA afterwards.

For context, in case anyone doesn't realize: Thiel has been MIRI's top donor throughout its history.

other stuff:
nice interview question: "thing you know is true that not everyone agrees on?"
"learning from failure overrated"
cleantech a huge market, hard to compete
software makes for easy monopolies (zero marginal costs, network effects, etc.)
for most of history inventors did not benefit much (continuous competition)
ethical behavior is a luxury of monopoly
ratty  lesswrong  commentary  ai  ai-control  risk  futurism  technology  speedometer  audio  presentation  musk  thiel  barons  frontier  miri-cfar  charity  people  track-record  venture  startups  entrepreneurialism  contrarianism  competition  market-power  business  google  truth  management  leadership  socs-and-mops  dark-arts  skunkworks  hard-tech  energy-resources  wire-guided  learning  software  sv  tech  network-structure  scale  marginal  cost-benefit  innovation  industrial-revolution  economics  growth-econ  capitalism  comparison  nationalism-globalism  china  asia  trade  stagnation  things  dimensionality  exploratory  world  developing-world  thinking  definite-planning  optimism  pessimism  intricacy  politics  war  career  planning  supply-demand  labor  science  engineering  dirty-hands  biophysical-econ  migration  human-capital  policy  canada  anglo  winner-take-all  polarization  amazon  business-models  allodium  civilization  the-classics  microsoft  analogy  gibbon  conquest-empire  realness  cynicism-idealism  org:edu  open-closed  ethics  incentives  m 
14 days ago by nhaliday
Make me think! – Prototypr
nice thoughts on building user-centric UI with too much complexity behind the scenes
article  design  webdesign  ux  ui  tech  webdev  commentary 
15 days ago by inrgbwetrust
Chickenhawks – Gene Expression
I know I seem like a warblogger, and I promise I’ll shift to something more esoteric and non-current-eventsy very soon, but check this table out on fatalities by profession. It ranges from 50 per 100,000 for cab-drivers to 100 per 100,000 for fisherman & loggers. Granted, there have surely been work related fatalities in the American military in the past year, but we’ve had about 30 fatalities so far, and perhaps we’ll go up to 200-300 in the current campaign if we don’t get into house-to-house fighting. How many fatalities occurred during the Afghan campaign? Look at this table of historic casualty rates. I don’t do this to say that being a soldier is something that isn’t a big deal-but for me, the “chickenhawk” insult seems less resonant taking into the account the changes that have been wrought by technology in the post-Vietnam era. Casualty rates seem to be approaching the order of magnitude of some of the more cvil dangerous professions. That is most certainly a good thing.
gnxp  scitariat  commentary  war  meta:war  usa  iraq-syria  MENA  military  death  pro-rata  data  comparison  fighting  outcome-risk  uncertainty  martial  time-series  history  early-modern  mostly-modern  pre-ww2  world-war  europe  gallic  revolution  the-south  germanic  israel  scale  magnitude  cold-war 
18 days ago by nhaliday

« earlier    

related tags

&  (ibm  2016-election  2018  ability-competence  academe  academia  aesthetics  africa  age-generation  age-of-discovery  agri-mindset  ai-control  ai  alien-character  allodium  amazon  america  amusing  analogy  analysis  analytical-holistic  anglo  anglosphere  animation  announcement  anthropology  anti-corporate-globalizaiton  aphorism  apple  archive  arms  art-school  article  asia  assault  athens-ga  attention  audio  auto-bio-echo  automation  axioms  backup  barons  behavioral-gen  best-practices  bestpractices  biases  bible  big-peeps  big-surf  bio  biodet  biophysical-econ  biotech  bitcoin  blog  blogging  book  books  bootstrap  britain  broad-econ  business-models  business  cache  canada  canon  capitalism  car  career-success  career  carmack  cars  censorship  change  charity  china  christianity  citizen+journalism  civil-liberty  civilization  class  cliometrics  clippings  clojure  cloud  cod  cohesion  cold-war  collar  comedy  comments  community  comparison  competition  computer_science  computing  concepts  confluence  conquest-empire  contradiction  contrarianism  control  convexity-curvature  coordination  corporation  correlation  corruption  cost-benefit  cost-disease  cotton  counterfactual  cracker-econ  creative  creditbureau  crime  crispr  critique  cryptocurrency  css  culture+shock  culture  current-events  cyberattacks  cybersecurity  cycles  cynicism-idealism  dark-arts  data  death  debate  debt  deep-learning  deep-materialism  deepgoog  defense  definite-planning  degrees-of-freedom  democracy  demographic-transition  demographics  descriptive  design  deterrence  developing-world  development  devtools  dimensionality  dirty-hands  discussion  disease  divergence  douthatish  duplication  duty  early-modern  economics  economy  econotariat  eden  education  egalitarianism-hierarchy  ego-depletion  egt  election  elite  empirical  endogenous-exogenous  energy-resources  engineering  enhancement  enlightenment-renaissance-restoration-reformation  enterprise  entrepreneurialism  equilibrium  error  essay  essays  ethics  eu  europe  events  evidence-based  evolution  evopsych  exercise_physiology  expansionism  expert-experience  explanans  explanation  exploratory  facebook  featured  fertility  fiction  field-study  fighting  flagpole  flux-stasis  foreign-policy  formal-methods  frontier  future  futurism  gallic  games  garett-jones  gavisti  gdp  gedanken  gender  gene-flow  general-survey  generalization  generative  genetics  genomics  gentrification  geography  geopolitics  german  germanic  gibbon  gnon  gnxp  google  government  great-powers  growth-econ  gutenberg  habit  happiness  hard-tech  health  healthcare  heavy-industry  heterodox  higher-ed  hiit  history  hmm  hn  homo-hetero  honor  housing  hsu  html  http2  human-capital  human-ml  humor  identity-politics  identity  ideology  ifttt  impetus  incentives  independent+media  india  individualism-collectivism  industrial-revolution  industry  indymedia  inequality  infrastructure  innovation  input-output  insightful  inspiration  institutions  integrity  interdisciplinary  interesting  interests  interlinear  internet  intervention  interview  intricacy  invasion  investing  iq  iran  iraq-syria  iron-age  islam  israel  jackets  japan  javascript  journalism  judaism  kafka  knowledge  korea  labor  late.capitalism  law  leadership  learning  left-wing  lesswrong  letters  lexicon  liberalarts  liberalarts2.0  library  life-history  links  list  literary-criticism  literature  logos  lol  machine-learning  macro  magnitude  management  maps  marginal-rev  marginal  market-power  marketing  markets  martial  media  medicine  medieval  mediterranean  mena  meta-analysis  meta-literature  meta:rhetoric  meta:war  metabuch  metrics  microfoundations  microsoft  migrant-crisis  migration  military  miri-cfar  mobile  mobility  models  modern-life  modern-society  modernity  mokyr-allen-mccloskey  moloch  moments  monetary-fiscal  money  morality  mostly-modern  multi  musk  mutation  n-factor  narrative  nascent-state  nationalism-globalism  network-structure  new+media  new-religion  news  newspapers  nibble  nitty-gritty  noble-lie  nonlinearity  nordic  nuclear  null-result  ny-magazine  nyt  objektbuch  occident  oceans  off-convex  old-anglo  open-access  open-closed  open-things  operatingsystem  opinion  optimism  optimization  oracle  orfe  org:anglo  org:biz  org:bv  org:econlib  org:edu  org:lite  org:mag  org:rec  organization  organizing  os  oscillation  other-xtian  outcome-risk  ownership  paradox  parallel  parasites-microbiome  pastiche  path-dependence  patristics  pdf  people  performance  personal  pessimism  phalanges  philosophy  pic  piketty  planning  podcast  poetry  polarization  policy  polisci  political-econ  political  politics-of-higher-ed  politics  poll  population-genetics  portfolio  posts  pragmatic  pre-ww2  prediction  preference-falsification  preprint  presentation  princeton  privacy  pro-rata  productivity  programming  progress  propaganda  protestant-catholic  psychology  quality  questions  quotes  race  racism  random  randy-ayndy  rather-interesting  rationality  ratty  react  realness  realpolitik  recommend  recommendations  recruiting  red-queen  reeves  reference  reflection  regression  regulation  religion  replication  research-program  research  revealed-preference  revolution  rhee  rhetoric  right-wing  risk  roots  rot  russia  s-factor  saas  sanfrancisco  sanjeev-arora  sap  sapiens  satire  scale  science  scifi-fantasy  scitariat  securities  security  self-interest  selfdriving  sex  sexism  sexuality  shipping  signaling  silicon  sinosphere  skunkworks  social+media  social-capital  social-choice  social-commentary  social-norms  social-psych  social-science  social  social_science  socialism  society  sociology  socs-and-mops  software  spearhead  speculation  speedometer  ssc  stagnation  startup  startups  state-of-art  statesmen  stereotypes  stock-flow  stories  strategy  straussian  street-fighting  strength_training  stress  study  styleguide  stylized-facts  success  sulla  summary  supply-demand  sv  synthetic  teachers  teachforamerica  teaching  tech  technical  technologists  technology  techtariat  terrorism  the-bones  the-classics  the-great-west-whale  the-monster  the-south  the-west  the-world-is-just-atoms  theology  theos  theruin  thiel  things  thinking  thucydides  time-preference  time-series  time  to-do  to-read  top-n  track-record  trade  tradeoffs  tradition  translation  transportation  trends  trump  truth  tutorial  tv  twitter  uga  ui  uncertainty  universalism-particularism  university  unix  urban-rural  usa  ux  values  variance-components  venture  video  virtu  visualization  volo-avolo  walls  war  wealth-of-nations  web-dev  web  webdesign  webdev  website  westminster  white-paper  wikipedia  winner-take-all  wire-guided  wisdom  within-without  womenintech  wonkish  wordpress  work  working-stiff  workshop  world-war  world  yvain  zeitgeist  🌞  🐸  🖥 

Copy this bookmark: