Inventor of the world wide web wants to try again. 

Tim Berners-Lee explained his new effort called Solid. “Solid is how we evolve the web in order to restore balance — by giving every one of us complete control over data, personal or not, in a revolutionary way. Solid is a platform, built using the existing web. It gives every user a choice about where data is stored, which specific people and groups can access select elements, and which apps you use.” learn more

Why you should pay attention to tokenized assets. 

Reza Jafery explains why he believes, “Tokenized Assets and Security Token Offerings will spark adoption and legitimize the space.” I happen to think there’s something beautiful about the idea of fractionalized, tokenized & tradable assets, but I still have questions. If you’re interested in this too, talk to me about my monthly blockchain breakfast! learn more

Soyuz rocket launch failure forces emergency landing for crew. 

“A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying a new U.S.-Russian crew to the International Space Station failed during its ascent Thursday (Oct. 11), sending its crew capsule falling back toward Earth in a ballistic re-entry, NASA officials said.” Now seems like a good time to remember that SpaceX has become the market leader in launches, has had full success on 61 of 63 missions in the past 8 years, and has its first crewed mission planned for June 2019. learn more

What makes a dad joke? 

Like Neo in the Matrix woke up and realized he suddenly knew Kung Fu, on the day of my daughter’s birth I suddenly learned I had mastered punny dad jokes. This article digs into why they’re pervasive across many cultures. learn more

China’s big hack. 

You may have seen some headlines about China managing to slip extra chips onto servers operated by Apple, Amazon and other US tech companies. This is a link to the Bloomberg piece with the original reporting that’s worth a read. It reinforces my view that internet security is a myth. learn more