3 Good Reads

One of Internet’s pioneers, Leonard Kleinrock, now a distinguished computer science professor at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, in an opinion piece for The Los Angeles Times wonders: What went wrong with the Internet?

The Walrus takes a look at how amateur inventors and app developers are working around the clock to fight the pandemic in this well researched and in-depth piece: “Hacking Covid

Are you ready for some kindness? On a social network? I am, and that is why I am excited about the emergence of Telepath. Technology Review explains why you should be excited.

7 Sunday Reads

Inside the US campaign to cut China out of the technology supply chain: Nikkei Asia has an excellent overview of how the current tensions between the US and China are reshaping the technology supply chain. The shift of manufacturing to non-China locations and the pressures on suppliers is something we don’t think about, but they … Continue reading 7 Sunday Reads

Is Las Vegas a Super Spreader?

Analysis of cellphone data by X-Mode and Tectonix during four days (Friday to Monday) in mid-July shows that many of the roughly 26,000 devices identified on the Las Vegas Strip showed up in every state on the mainland except Maine in those same four days. This spread reminds me of how people traveled from New York City to different parts of the country and helped spread the virus. Will Las Vegas casinos become the hotspots, and the city itself will become a super spreader?

Read: Las Vegas gambling with lives/ProPublica.