Oprah Time: Running Money by Andy Kessler

Reading Time: 2 minutes Andy Kessler’s Running Money, Hedge Fund Honchos, Monster Markets And My Hunt For The Big Score is a well written set of memoirs from a technology fund manager. Together with his partner-in-crime Fred Kittler, Kessler managed to survive the highs and lows of the technology industry in the late 1990’s, he tells the story in […]

Big Ideas

Reading Time: 2 minutes I was reading an article about entrepreneur and Cliff Richard lookalike Michael Robertson’s work in trying to set up a more successful and social democratic way to help students pay for a college education in the US. In this article there was a link to the Idea Channel, the Idea Channel is a website where […]

The Thumb Drive Gospel

Reading Time: 2 minutes In the beginning there was memory, and it was called flash. It was small, expensive but convenient and the geeks saw that it was good. What is a thumb drive? Research done at Microsoft recently found that much of the time the most effective way of moving files around was via the sneakernet. Thumb drives […]

Are we too complex?

Reading Time: 1 minute Are we too complex is a post that I originally wrote on the now defunct Alwayson Network regarding the thoughts of Dan Geer on complexity in technology. Dan’s ideas are interesting because they make sense to the man in the street. For instance the more complex you make something, the more likely it is to […]