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Whatever became of the Semantic Web?

I learned in a recent discussion on Fecebook that the semantic web was discussed during the Telluride Tech Fest back in 2002. I’m not a member of the professional classes and don’t attend conferences and the like, but I certainly … Continue reading

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Quotebag #123

chilke: The ugly conclusion from [Mark] Blyth’s view, as I see it, is that is we cannot have full employment, otherwise inflation will inevitably be out of control. That is, we “need” a certain portion of the populace to be … Continue reading

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We have an SNR problem, not a bandwidth problem

I just read The Economic Bandwidth Problem by Frank Miroslav. It’s another just-so story about how trying to beat the Invisible Hand at efficient allocation makes no more sense than trying to initiate perpetual motion. That it would be an … Continue reading

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Can Silicon Valley itself be disrupted?

This started as a comment on Silicon Valley Only Has to Win Once by Aaron Renn. It quickly grew to a size that would be grossly inappropriate as a blog comment, so I took it here. Do read the article … Continue reading

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Response to EU Commission on fake news

Originally posted on Heather Marsh:
In your opinion, which criteria should be used to define fake news for the purposes of scoping the problem? A simpler method would be to define non-fake news. Non-fake news is that which emanates from…

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Quotebag #122

Michael O. Church: Silicon Valley is a resource-extraction culture, similar to the Gulf States, but instead of the finite resource being petroleum, it’s the good faith of the American middle class, and the memory of a reasonably meritocratic mid-century, that’s … Continue reading

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Happy IED Day!

IED stands for “Idea/Expression Dichotomy.” The idea/expression dichotomy is one of those core concepts of common law that for some reason eludes the anti-copyright organizations behind so-called “Fair Use Week.” So I take it these raw elements of punk are … Continue reading

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