Links - May 4th, 2016

  • The Increasing Problem With the Misinformed
    Thomas Baekdal

    Extreme clarity on the future of journalism, media, and strategies for companies in the space to respond to change. TL;DR: create better content or disappear. The arguments fit perfectly with Aggregation Theory, and while the article is a bit too focused on politics, the analysis could apply to any other news covered by the media, from the Tech Bubble, to ISIS, or Millenials. Long, but worthwhile.</br>I have been reading Baekdal for years. I can’t even remember how I ran into his blog, but it must have been 7 or 8 years ago, and I am glad I did.

  • Demystifying Venture Capital Economics (Part 4)
    Andy Rachleff - Wealthfront

    While I have read (…skimmed 🙄) Mary Meeker’s report several years in a row by now, I had never consciously noticed the acceleration of adoption rates of new technologies.

  • AdBlock Plus teams up with Flattr to help readers pay publishers
    Anthony Ha - TechCrunch

    Possibly more interesting than the opt-in model championed by Blendle.

  • Inevitability in technology
    Benedict Evans

    Evans has a knack for finding great analogies from history. In most cases, path dependence, network effects, consumer lock in, and feedback loops matter more than any one decision. I wonder if we can systematically figure out the decisions that matter more…

  • My path to OpenAI
    Greg Brockman

    Somehow, the dots connect in the future.

  • Type Wars
    Robert C. Martin - The Clean Code Blog

    Was not expecting Uncle Bob to finish on that note. The history of programming languages is a big question mark for me. If you have a good book/blog post to recommend on it, please send it my way.

  • Everything as a Service
    Ben Thompson - Stratechery

    Ben sounds more bullish in this article than in the past few, especially Exponent.

  • Apple's Numbers
    Bob Lefsetz

    Yet another bear case for Apple pinned on the cult of personality for Steve Jobs. While I disagree with the overall message, the writing is really good, and Lefsetz does have a point on the strategy of innovation, viz. Christensen’s disruptive innovation.

  • Obituaries My Mother Wrote for Me While I Was Living in San Francisco in My Twenties
    Bess Kalb - The New Yorker

    The title says it all.

Links - May 2nd, 2016



One of my friends had a birthday party in Sausalito this past weekend, so we took the ferry and enjoyed the sun. You’ll find lots of blue in the pictures below. More...

Links - April 27th, 2016

Links - April 26th, 2016

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