ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우

Reading Time: 1 minute Fliers Find an Old Friend on More Planes: Empty Seats – WSJ – Airlines’ average passenger loads first crossed 80% capacity in 2007, after climbing from 55% in 1978 Friends Don’t Let Friends Become Chinese Billionaires | Forbes – not surprised by the executions, as Balzac said, behind every great business lies a crime. And […]

Is it western companies, or China in a financial crisis? Part 2

Reading Time: 4 minutes Apple and Jaguar Land Rover blamed the Chinese economy for their recent financial results. The truth is probably more complex. What factors are affecting affecting these businesses that aren’t directly related to the Chinese economy? China is a unique mobile environment and in some ways it mirrors the hopes (and fears) for the internet in […]

Five for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

Reading Time: 3 minutes Things that made my day this week. China landed a space ship on the far side of the moon and is currently exploring it. The Chang’e 4 space ship is named after a Chinese goddess who reputedly lives on the moon. It carried the Jade Rabbit 2 rover. Chang’e was kept company on the moon […]

Designing the Internet

Reading Time: 1 minute David D Clark was involved in the designing the internet as it moved into the commercial sphere. He rose to prominence in the 1980s through to the mid-1990s. In the talk at Google’s Mountain View campus he goes over much of the process. The things he says about network economics and security is particularly interesting. […]

Jargon watch: ICE-ing

Reading Time: 2 minutes ICE-ing – a method of protest using vehicles with internal combustible engines. Sometimes writing posts are a matter of serendipity. I was out walking in Stepney Green and came across a series of electric vehicle charging points. I hadn’t paid any attention to them before. Right about the time that I noticed them; I saw […]