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Ecstatic Metapattern Rants

Jason Silva is a total stud. Every time he does another amazing video ecstatic metapattern rant” on Vimeo, he tweets me about it. Here’s his lastest. TO UNDERSTAND IS TO PERCEIVE PATTERNS from jason silva on Vimeo. Here’s what’s so amazing about this to me. I don’t think I know Jason. Maybe we’ve met once…

Resistance Is Futile

Marc Andreessen recently wrote a long article in the WSJ which he asserted that “Software Is Eating The World.” I enjoyed reading it, but I don’t think it goes far enough. I believe the machines have already taken over and resistance is futile. Regardless of your view of the idea of the singularity, we are…

Thinking About 2015

Once a quarter my partners (Seth, Ryan, Jason) and I spend 48 hours together. Unlike a typical offsite that ten zillion organizations have, we tend to spend less time on formalities and more time on wider ranging, forward looking discussions about what we are doing, both professionally and personally. Last night, over an amazing meal,…

Does Moore’s Law Suddenly Matter Less?

A post in the New York Times this morning asserted that Software Progress Beats Moore’s Law. It’s a short post, but the money quote is from Ed Lazowska at the University of Washington: “The rate of change in hardware captured by Moore’s Law, experts agree, is an extraordinary achievement. “But the ingenuity that computer scientists…

Book: Future Shock

Future Shock by Alvin Toffler was published 40 years ago.  I must have read it around the time I turned 10.  As a kid my parents fed me a steady diet of books that were more than I was ready for at the time, but I gobbled them down anyway.  I vaguely recall Future Shock…