profiles of people

Artists can get huge without NFTs.

The WSJ headline: “Three Years Ago, Her Art Sold for $400 at the Beach. Now It Fetches Up To $1.6 Million at Auction.” I am no art critic, but I feel it relevant to point out that she’s dating a […]

on the blockchain

Untraceable Bitcoin is a myth.

Last week’s link mused on exactly how the government recovered some of the Colonial Pipeline ransom. This week, Ezra Galston from Starting Line added additional perspective in the WSJ. “Bitcoin is anonymous, but it’s far from private—an important but often overlooked distinction. […]

retail therapy

How Amazon wins

The WSJ is still salty at Amazon for using their advantages, as evidenced by the second part of the title: “by steamrolling rivals and partners.” Here’s the summary: “CEO Jeff Bezos still runs the e-commerce giant with the drive of […]

better doing

What the pandemic has taught us about science

I enjoyed this essay from Matt Ridley in the WSJ. “The scientific method remains the best way to solve many problems, but bias, overconfidence and politics can sometimes lead scientists astray.” | learn more

fun facts

Software finally solving for colorblind users

Coworkers generally find out I’m colorblind the first time they put a color-coded spreadsheet or graph in front me. Right after that, we play the “what color is this?” game until I lose enough times to prove I’m colorblind. The […]

to your health

Cut your healthcare bill by paying cash

This doesn’t surprise me, and shouldn’t surprise you anymore. But it is an interesting article from the WSJ. “Hospitals and other providers increasingly are offering prices far below what they charge though insurance.” | learn more

fun facts

A brief history of shipping. 

The WSJ has produced a neat set of informational videos across some interesting topics. This one shares the history of shipping, including the invention of the ubiquitous shipping container. | learn more

big ideas

The next billion mobile users won’t be typing. 

The WSJ explores the poor and less-literate users that will make up the next consumers of the internet. The safe prediction is that they’ll be using video and voice to interact with devices, rather than reading and typing. Note: the WSJ […]