Strong and weak technologies

2019-01-08

During a media tour in 2007 in which Steve Jobs showed the device to reporters, there was one instance in which a journalist criticized the…

Who will control the software that powers the Internet?

2019-01-04

Originally published by Wired. As the internet has evolved over its 35-year lifespan, control over its most important services has gradually…

Why decentralization matters

2018-02-18

The first two eras of the internet During the first era of the internet — from the 1980s through the early 2000s — internet services were…

Crypto token roundup

2017-06-06

Roundup of lots of recent posts on crypto tokens: Balaji S. Srinivasan — Thoughts on Tokens Fred Wilson — ICOs and VCs here, Ethereum in 2…

Crypto Tokens: A Breakthrough in Open Network Design

2017-05-27

It is a wonderful accident of history that the internet and web were created as open platforms that anyone — users, developers…

How Aristotle Created the Computer

2017-02-20

The philosophers he influenced set the stage for the technological revolution that remade our world. Originally published by The Atlantic…