The Unit Economics and Scaling of Data

  There are several paragraphs of text here, but the “tldr” is that although many systems increase in value dramatically in a superlinear manner with increasing scale, such as when there are economies of scale or network effects, we should be mindful that typically the value of data scales in a sublinear, logarithmic way.  If … Continue reading The Unit Economics and Scaling of Data

What camera should I buy? Or a self-study curriculum of introductory books for photography beginners

This is an overview of a proposed self-study curriculum and reading list to teach the fundamentals of photography. I am a student of visual art and photography, and people often ask me "What camera should I buy." My answer is almost uniformly, "Don't buy a new camera, your phone already more than you need, just read … Continue reading What camera should I buy? Or a self-study curriculum of introductory books for photography beginners

The Supreme Court and Myriad’s Patent on Disease Associated Genes

National Geographic has a nice bulleted summary of 7 Takeaway points on the Supreme Court ruling on the unpatentability of naturally occurring genes. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/06/130614-supreme-court-gene-patent-ruling-human-genome-science/ One thing that is apparent from watching this process is that it would be really good to have someone with a real technical background on the Supreme Court.  They hear a … Continue reading The Supreme Court and Myriad’s Patent on Disease Associated Genes

DEVELOPING APPLICATIONS FOR GLASS IS ACTUALLY MORE SIMILAR TO BUILDING A WEBSITE THAN IT IS TO BUILDING AN ANDROID APPLICATION.

Jon Gottfried has written a little bit about his experience developing for Google Glass.  Unfortunately, although he makes a few good points, such as the nerdgasm he gets from working on new technology that will potentially change how people interact with the world, he is remarkable light on details, which maybe ironically makes it more … Continue reading DEVELOPING APPLICATIONS FOR GLASS IS ACTUALLY MORE SIMILAR TO BUILDING A WEBSITE THAN IT IS TO BUILDING AN ANDROID APPLICATION.