Blockchain theorists are adamant and insistent on many features of the requirements for something to be true blockchain. Several of them are totally wrong. At least they are wrong if you want humans to use them.
Blockchain has a ton of hype, but even the crazy hype might be underselling it. Here is why.
Facebook does not pay its authors. Neither does Twitter. Neither does Google. But that also means they cannot fire them when they produce shitty content. And that is a huge problem. In a previous post, I outlined some of the issues with the original model of the free and open internet. Today I want to …
Is there a worse way to allocate seats in congress than the census?
It strikes me recently how many of the Artists and Storytellers I grew up on are no longer telling new stories.
It struck me as I read a string of recent news that there is a weird reversal of roles going on in the US today. Businesses more and more are stepping in to do the job of government.
It is not often that one technology or trend dominates an entire year. The internet and dotcom had a couple years like that. Facebook and social media had a year like that. And on the surface 2018 does not look to have a truly dominate tech story.
Even in Texas: Republicans Are the Minority. Troll all you want, I am right.
If you remember the dawn of the internet you know as a matter of fact DRM is evil. That the free and open standards-based internet is the complete opposite of everything DRM stands for. And I am here to tell you that is wrong. DRM is the Future.
How do we allow everyone who wants to own a firearm do so legally and easily, while at the same time preventing people we as a society agree should not have access to firepower from acquiring them.