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Some tech I loved is getting worse and I’m mad

Some tech I loved is getting worse and I’m mad Time is supposed to make technology better. The idea is simple: With more time, humans make newer, better technology and our lives improve. Except for when the opposite happens. Google is a good example of this. I’ve been harping on the matter […]

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Yo Facebook & Instagram, stop showing Stories reruns

Yo Facebook & Instagram, stop showing Stories reruns If I watch a Story cross-posted from Instagram to Facebook on either of the apps, it should appear as “watched” at the back of the Stories row on the other app. Why waste my time showing me Stories I already saw? It’s been over […]

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The marketplace of ideas is a weapons market now

The marketplace of ideas is a weapons market now The most interesting thing I saw online this week was Venkatesh Rao’s “Internet of Beefs” essay. I don’t agree with all of it. I’m not even sure I agree with most of it. But it’s a sharp, perceptive, well-argued piece which offers an […]

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Today's Cartoon: Turing Tested

Today’s Cartoon: Turing Tested Check this box for an existential crisis. Source: www.wired.com Today’s Cartoon: Turing Tested

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Today's Cartoon: I Do v2.0

Today’s Cartoon: I Do v2.0 Download the latest patch to keep your relationship secure. Source: www.wired.com Today’s Cartoon: I Do v2.0

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R.I.P. Goofy Times

R.I.P. Goofy Times A strange new sensation has settled across the tech industry, one so foreign, so alien, it’s almost hard to recognize. A sense that some great expectations are being radically revised downwards; that someone has turned down a previously unquenchable money spigot; that unit economics can matter even when you’re […]

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Today's Cartoon: Browser History

Today’s Cartoon: Browser History A whole new meaning to open office plans. Source: www.wired.com Today’s Cartoon: Browser History

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Software and the war against complexity

Software and the war against complexity Look around: what is happening? Australia, AI, Ghosn, Google, Suleimani, Starlink, Trump, TikTok. The world is an eruptive flux of frequently toxic emergent behavior, and every unexpected event is laced with subtle interconnected nuances. Stephen Hawking predicted this would be “the century of complexity.” He was […]

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Today's Cartoon: Crispr Cure

Today’s Cartoon: Crispr Cure Gene editing leads to the ultimate crossover design collaboration. Source: www.wired.com Today’s Cartoon: Crispr Cure

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It’s The Jons 2019!

It’s The Jons 2019! Happy New Year! It’s been another wild and wacky ride of a year in the tech world: breakthroughs and disgraces, triumphs and catastrophes, cryptocurrencies and starships, the ongoing rise of utopian clean energy and dystopian cyberpunk societies, and most of all, the ongoing weirding of the whole wide […]

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