The future battleground of internet access

For decades, cable companies have been in an extremely comfortable position. They were — and still are — generating piles of cash and their market positions were untouchable. But something...

Start small, grow tall

Endless Tweaking

Regardless the kind of startup, the secret of all tech startups today is software. Marc Andreessen wrote a seminal post about it a long time ago; why software is eating...

World’s most valuable company is joining the bandwagon of spreading misinformation

Apple’s weird rebuttal to Spotify’s EU complaint

Apple published a press release to defend their position with regard to Spotify’s complaint to the EU about the App Store practices. The narrative in this press release is…. questionable....

Impact of 3D printing on product design

Three weeks ago, I wrote about how 3D printing as a manufacturing technology can impact supply chain. This week I am writing about the impact on product design and then...

Notes week 21 – 2017

AI / Machine Learning Lucida: Infrastructure for Emerging Intelligent Web Services It’s good to see that there’s open source Siri / Alexa with intelligent backends are being developed. Apple Is...

Wall thickness, feature size and structural strength for 3D printing

One of the appealing aspects of 3D printing is the freedom the designer has in his design. But even with 3D printing there are limitations to what a 3D printer...

Notes week 20 – 2017

Behaviorial Economics How to Resolve Fights over Reclining Airplane Seats: Use Behavioral Economics Recliners wanted on average $41 to refrain from reclining, while reclinees were willing to pay only $18...

Challenging the status quo

What if a subway works like an airline?

To get on the subway, you would book a seat in advance. You pay extra to sit close to the door. When the day of travel comes, you open the...

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The old days: solving latency problems on internet-over-satellite connections

Browsing the web with 250ms latency is impossible

The old days: solving latency problems on internet-over-satellite connections

In general, I am in favor of taking small iterative steps towards improving the product and fixing any problems. [...]