This just might be the best thing you read today. “This virus has been, both literally and metaphorically, a disease of modernity. Why? Because It attacks via the vectors of modernity: trade linkages, obesity, diabetes, air travel, mass transportation, urban density, social media, etc. Understanding long-run change requires understanding where modernity itself is under threat, … Continue reading [05.18.2020] Signals
In this episode of Stuck@Om, I chat with my friend Paul Kedrosky, an investor, blogger and a deep thinker. He was very quick to recognize the potential threat and ramifications of the coronavirus as news was emerging about the strange flu in Wuhan. 1 In our conversation, Paul notes that he’s pretty happy with the … Continue reading [Podcast] Stuck@Om with Paul Kedrosky
I couldn’t sleep so I started cleaning up my photo library and decided to upload some photos to my Flickr account. And while there, I ended up looking at some old photos. And I stumbled onto this one — with me, Paul Kedrosky and Matt Mullenweg. Mathew Ingram took that photo. I went to the … Continue reading Down the memory lane
I have enjoyed Paul Kedrosky’s eclectic, sometimes sarcastic and satirical, but always smart writing since he was a wee analyst. So when he gave up blogging, I was deeply saddened. Sure, he wrote for Bloomberg and tweeted a lot, but it wasn’t the same. So that is why I am delighted to become a subscriber for his new email newsletter. You should sign-up and trust me; he is worth a place in your inbox. If you want to read more about it, this would be a good place to start.
Paul isn’t too specific, except telling me that “it’s mostly a personal letter. Shared things, but also periodic essays, etc. I reserve the right to go very long at will. I did decide, however, that I wanted to move further away from Twitter, where I’m mostly broadcast only these days anyway. ” Like all of us who started on what others call the “indie web,” Kedrosky didn’t want want to use Tinyletter, Substack, or any these other services “where I host my content elsewhere” because “it is a bad trade.” Paul is using Mailpoet via a Wordpress extension. Photo courtesy of Unsplash
Comedians use #hashtags as part of their standup routines. Companies have made #hashtags part of their marketing campaigns. Content companies use #hashtags for events and of course, Square has made #hashtags literally money! I was talking to Scott Beale about the ghost of the web past, when Square announced $Cashtags, which is essentially a unique identifier that enables anyone … Continue reading I’ll HashTag That!