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…
Interoperability, exchange, and composition are some of my primary motivations for building Subconscious. Why isn’t interoperability more common betwee…
I’ve been studying the history of the internet, and reading through internet RFCs to better understand the series of design decisions that lead up to o…
In 1964, Soviet astronomer Nikolai Kardashev proposed that we measure an alien civilization's level of technological advancement by the amount of energ…
The internet is one of the greatest open-ended technologies our species has created, up there with language, writing, money, math, markets. How do you …
The apartment-house tenant must have the freedom to lean out of his window and as far as his arms can reach transform the exterior of his dwelling spac…
The landscape of tech is currently dominated by ad-supported consumer products and B2B SaaS companies. My sense is that this may be fundamentally thwar…
One my core design goals for Subconscious is to grow ideas from the bottom-up. From Unconscious R&D: If we carefully closed the right feedback loops, c…
When you train a deep learning system, it builds up a a latent space. A latent space is a hyperdimensional space where things that are similar along so…
It is interesting to contemplate a tangled bank, clothed with many plants of many kinds, with birds singing on the bushes, with various insects flittin…