Software is is not a scarce resource. It costs nothing to copy. It is an anti-rivalrous good. Cryptocurrency is a market, markets are for scarcity, software is not scarce, therefore cryptocurrency serves no purpose. Perhaps! Nevertheless, the universe is non-teliological. Evolve…
100 Rabbits is the practice of two creatives who write, illustrate, compose, and build software while living on a sailboat. Working out of a nomadic fl…
Here is a weird idea… slashlinks! The hashtag of links! A shortcut for linking to local notes that works like #hashtags or @mentions.
The web is the world’s biggest software platform that isn’t owned. There are other closed networked software platforms but very few open ones. The web …
The landscape of tech is essentially feudal. Each app builds a moat and walls to protect the hoard of data its peasants produce. This is both for reaso…
What’s next for the web? I’ve spent a good chunk of my career trying to answer this question in practice, making the web do things it maybe shouldn’t, …
TLDR: “make the web do apps” is not a disruptive strategy. It's like surviving The Great Oxidation Event, then saying “make anaerobes do photosynthesis…
I think this is more than just a poetic analogy. It is a shift in perspective that can be grounded in cybernetics theory, particularly Gordon Pask’s Co…
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