Monthly Archives: June 2014

A novel is like stringing a necklace, each moment, a pearl

I’ve been reading a lot about the art of writing. Everyone has a list of things you should do, things you shouldn’t. And then of course they go ahead and tell you to ignore half of the rules, depending on … Continue reading

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Elon Musk on patents: “too often these days they serve merely to stifle progress”

Well whaddaya know, here I am, near-unknown blogger writing (post1, post2) about IP Seizure and how patents are working to lock up innovation, and along comes Elon Musk to back me up here. Quote from Mr. Musk: “When I started out with … Continue reading

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Seagulls and Rockstars, the crime of Pat Hayden Jones

In the tech industry here in the US, there is a term for the stone-cold experts that local teams call in to present new concepts or address problems a customer is having: ‘Rockstar.’ In the heady days before the 2008 … Continue reading

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The scarcity of entrepreneurship

I’m reading William Scholz’s excellent post on the future economies here. He has some very incisive observations about the direction we’re going regarding production – in this case, production of concepts and ideas. And he posits the demise of the … Continue reading

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