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On Technology, Change & Photography

Phone Cameras FTW

The iPhone 11 Pro is just another step in the seemingly unending march of the camera phones. The falling sales of cameras across the price and performance spectrum is a testimonial to how everyday people take photographs. As a believer in computational photography and the improvement curve of phone-camera capabilities, I have often written about …

Wed, 11 Dec 2019 15:51:30 +0000

Why Virtual Reality Devices need to grow up

Philip Rosedale, creator of Second Life and founder of True Ventures-backed VR startup, HiFidelity in a provocative blog post points to many shortcomings of the current generation of virtual reality head-mounted displays and why a lot has to change for these to become a device that is commonplace. Read the post. Photo by Lux Interaction on Unsplash

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 17:35:37 +0000

Foggy Illusions

⁣Two of these are from Leica SL2 and two from iPhone 11 Pro. Who cares which one is by which device. Because they are all about the magnificent beauty of San Francisco, which looks like a maiden behind a veil when the fog envelopes the city, its warts and its ugliness.⁣ “The fog of illusion, …

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 15:19:58 +0000

Houston Astros, Enron, and The McKinsey Way

In his explosive and must-read “The Smartest Guys in the Clubhouse,” New Republic writer David Roth points out that the Houston Astros are just one of the latest examples of the McKinsey approach to solving problems and giving clients an edge. It should come as no surprise that ex-Mckinsey consultant Jeff Luhnow and the Astros …

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 01:30:00 +0000

Larry, Sergey, and the art of corporate treason

“Larry has even managed to keep the names of his two kids secret, an act of paternal love that is also, given Google’s mission ‘to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful,’ an act of corporate treason,” writes Nicholas Carr, a long-time Google nemesis in this wonderful goodbye to the two …

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 23:45:00 +0000

Utah native’s ode to snowy landscapes

Travel writing that resonates with me tends to be less formulaic and more poetic and personal. I love the works of Pico Iyer and Bruce Chatwin for those reasons. And very rarely do you come across a new talent just waiting to be discovered. I love this ode to the Utah deserts in winter by …

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 23:00:17 +0000

10,000 what?

Apparently walking 10,000 steps a day does not mean a thing.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 22:30:29 +0000

Spotify Wrapped: Data Story Done Right

I am a long time Spotify customer, and over the years, I have appreciated their data-driven approach to surfacing the music I might like. However, what I absolutely love is their year-end wrap-ups about my listening habits. And this year, they have gone above and beyond and come up the decade long wrap up of …

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 22:25:47 +0000

[07.12.2019] What to read this weekend

Not wanting to settle for sharing mediocre pieces, it has taken me a bit longer than usual to offer up some recommended reading. But I have finally assembled a collection of seven pieces that I am happy to share with you today. If you are interested in technology-focused links, I share them every day on …

Sun, 08 Dec 2019 03:15:00 +0000

Less Twitter

Over the past few weeks, every time I have opened Twitter, I am been assaulted by vitriol and find myself in a smog of verbal monoxide. Despite my best efforts to neutralize and eliminate the nonsensical, Twitter stream feels full of angst, outrage, and lack of civility. As a friend pointed out, “People twist facts …

Sat, 07 Dec 2019 18:40:01 +0000

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