on the blockchain

Navigating the Urbit.

Messari profiles Urbit, “… a private, digital homestead for all-around Web3 usage; its peer-to-peer OS offers cloud and community-based services. It’s built from the ground up and runs on almost any phone, tablet, laptop—or anything with Unix and an internet […]

tech, startups, internet

Microsoft and the metaverse.

Ben Thompson from Stratechery thinks the metaverse is already here in the form of the internet. Its next iteration will primarily serve workers, not consumers. “This means that the company that is, in my opinion, the most well-placed to capitalize […]

better doing

Why content is king

“We’re going to analyze media from a systems perspective, and explore the properties that make it a good source of power.” | learn more

on the blockchain

Newsweek in 1995: Why the internet will fail

This isn’t about blockchain, but it’s a must-read complementary pairing to the article above about blockchain being good for (almost) nothing. “They speak of electronic town meetings and virtual communities. Commerce and business will shift from offices and malls to […]

better doing

How to disagree

Paul Graham wrote this essay in March 2008. He recognized that the rise of the internet allowed people to express disagreements more frequently than legacy media. Then he ranked the key methods of disagreement from name-calling to refutation of the […]

fun facts

Faster internet isn’t worth it

“WSJ testing shows typical U.S. households don’t use most of their bandwidth while streaming and get marginal gains from upgrading speeds” | learn more

thoughts of food

How to spot fake Saffron

If you will believe the internet, a significant portion of Saffron on the market is fake – often colored with red food coloring or made of corn silk. | learn more