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Weekly Wisdom

Loving your chains—Weekly Wisdom

Also, DAOs are stupid, owning demand is key, China is bad at cultural export, and why you should buy things, not experiences.

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Status Monkeys—Weekly Wisdom 5th October, 2021

Also, the insularity of twitter and a conspiracy theory on Silicon Valley’s disdain for Facebook

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Weekly Wisdom

On Salience, and Free Speech—Weekly Wisdom 17th August 2021

Also, Cory Doctorow on Urban Planning, the vanity of prestige and Apple’s road to hell.

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Technology

When did Apple become Microsoft?

The App Store is adding no value to developers and is treating them with hostility

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Weekly Wisdom

Own you turf—Weekly Wisdom 27th June, 2021

Also, an XKCD joke on statistic and the ‘real’ tempo of Beethoven.

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30 Days of Blog

How Apple will make money from services[30 days of blog 20]

This post is part of my 30 blogs in 30 days series. More details here. Apple will make money the only way it knows how; by exploiting its monopoly position. It will be couched in high-minded pretense of privacy, but it will be dirty. Competing Apple does not like competing. Competition is a fools game, […]

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30 Days of Blog

iMessage is not service, it’s a feature[30 days of Blog 19]

This post is part of my 30 blogs in 30 days series. More details here. The title is a bit of a clickbait. iMessage is an extensive, large scale messaging app with supposedly 1.3B active users. On a technical level, it is a ‘service’. However Apple’s business case for building this service and just giving […]