Internet freedom

Reading Time: 9 minutes Sacha Baron Cohen won an award and made a speech on internet freedom at the Anti-Defamation League awards. He’s a really good orator. Sufficiently good that the likes of Alphabet, Facebook and Twitter must be thankful that he doesn’t have a political office (yet). Check it out, its well worth half an hour of your … Read moreInternet freedom

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

Reading Time: 2 minutes Horace Dediu on the transformation of the car into a smartphone. Not a technology revolution that particularly excites me. I prefer things that can kill me to be using highly reliable real time operating systems with no real time network connectivity – if they have to run software at all. Former Thai finance minister Suchart … Read moreFive for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

Reading Time: 5 minutes Here’s One Reason the U.S. Military Can’t Fix Its Own Equipment – The New York Times – US legislation and lack of ‘right to repair’. US military withdrawal from R&D Facebook’s fake numbers problem — Lex in depth | Financial Times – Facebook’s own estimates suggest duplicate accounts represent approximately 11 per cent of monthly … Read moreICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

Reading Time: 7 minutes Tesla Model 3 Survey: What Owners Think About the Electric Car – interesting read, Toyota and VW Group will eat them alive as their electric car programme take off. I am not going into the dumb nature of Li-ion versus hydrogen powered vehicles… ‘Caveat Emptor:’ State Dept. Mocks Russian, PRC Weapon Sales In ‘Buy American’ … Read moreICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

Things that made my day this week

Reading Time: < 1 minute Google goes back to the future with its paper phone experiment. Its an interesting commentary on the questionable benefit provided by smartphones. Google seems to be partly convicted. One-legged man’s Hallowe’en costume is the Pixar table lamp. General Magic was a much storied, but ultimately failed technology company. This documentary about it looks epic on … Read moreThings that made my day this week