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

Reading Time: 1 minute Chinese netizens on Zara model controversy. I love Asian Boss’ qualitative interviews Anand Giridharadas on the modern gilded age and how we should be skeptical of plutocrat philanthropy. New Balance China tends to march to the beat of its own drum. But even I was surprised by these sweatshirts with new romantic type detailing. Samsung’s […]

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. […]

This wasn’t the internet we envisaged

Reading Time: 6 minutes The debate over privacy on Facebook got me thinking about the internet we envisaged. Reading media commentary on Tim Cook’s recent address at Duke University prodded me into action. What do I mean by we? I mean the people who: Wrote about the internet from the mid-1990s onwards Developed services during web 1.0 and web […]

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우

Reading Time: 4 minutes Naughty List – Secured.fyi – Alpha – great simple checklist for n00bs. The answer per platform needs more nuance Justice Dept. Revives Push to Mandate a Way to Unlock Phones – The New York Times – Clipper Chip style bullshit that is bad for consumers and governments since it will be broken and used by […]

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우

Reading Time: 1 minute Happy St Patricks Day, here’s the crock of gold from around the web for you. Amazon: The Making of a Giant | WSJ – Today, the AI assistant has more than 30,000 skills available on its store and can be used to control more than 4,000 smart-home devices from 1,200 different brands. (paywall) The battle […]