John Scalzi, a veteran blogger, reminded us that even as we deal with the demise of the social media web, we should make a special effort to link to other bloggers and their work. So, today’s reading list constitutes all the good stuff I have read on other blogs.
The Buy and Hold Mindset — Fred Wilson, a very successful venture capital investor, has a great post about investing. He compares real estate investing and investing in big(ger) technology stocks. It is a worthy read — I read it twice to understand what Fred was saying: you must constantly think about the long term, regardless of what you invest in.
Machines of loving understanding — Pete Warden, one of my favorite engineers/thinkers and an expert on connected devices, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, notes that “the recent advances in machine learning is that they’re starting to give computers the ability to understand us in a much deeper and more natural way.” And that means we need to think about how it all fits into a human fabric.
Changing times: Silicon Valley veteran, entrepreneur, and now an investor, Elad Gill, is quite bearish about the prospects of private tech in 2023. This is a very sobering read. “If 2022 is the hangover after the party where you are still a little drunk but have a headache, 2023 may end up more akin to accidentally driving your car into a tree,” he writes.
Fred Jacobs, who has spent his life in the radio industry, thinks Alexa is having a midlife crisis, and Amazon has lost an opportunity here.
A simple mental model for understanding satellite imagery. I am a Joe Morrison fan, and this article shows why.
What are the similarities between conman Sam Bankman-Friend and the Swedish Match King?
November 29, 2022. San Francsico