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
I don’t have much to say today. I am feeling decidedly low energy and tired. One of those days, when you just want to simply catch up on email and reading. And that is precisely what I have been doing. However, I do want to share two stories that fall in the must-read category. They … Continue reading Rethinking Care
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?
How China is trying to dominate the digital currency market: While we are busy fighting the battle over TikTok, China is making moves to dominate the currency markets of the future. This is a must-read story. (Also: Triangle Entanglement — As the U.S. and China drift apart, Taiwan is caught in the middle of their … Continue reading What’s Worth Reading
What an uplifting story about an elephant who spent most of her life in captivity, alone and finally found a friend and a place to roam free. If anything, just think of our past few months, and then imagine who hard past 25 years must have been for this animal. As an invasive species, it might be time for us to really rethink our planet in context with its other inhabitants. #nontech
How to move an elephant 1700-miles in the middle of a pandemic? / The New York Times