TLDR: “make the web do apps” is not a disruptive strategy. It's like surviving The Great Oxidation Event, then saying “make anaerobes do…
When Tim Berners Lee talks about how he designed the web, he uses an analogy from physics, describing his process as a quest to find “fundamental laws…
We’re starting a slow-rollout for Subconscious. We’ve made it to the starting line! Alpha testers will be invited to an email list that will announce…
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…
What if your notes could self-organize—from scratch notes, to draft, to finished creative work—through a stream-of-consciousness process—like dreaming…
The landscape of tech is currently dominated by ad-supported consumer products and B2B SaaS companies. My sense is that this may be fundamentally…
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…
Networks have different structures. Architecture is Politics (and Politics is Architecture). The structure of a network itself, more than the…
I’m building a creative oracle that helps provoke ideas. It also captures those ideas, and remixes and resurfaces them, provoking more ideas... in a…
There are specific reasons why the internet is so generative, and they can be mapped back to architectural choices. One of the key architectural…
This week’s update is little bit different. Instead of sharing the ideas behind Subconscious, I want to share some work in progress. 2022-01 Update…
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…