Author: gen

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel learned the wrong lessons from China

The Information has a story on Snapchat’s recent stumbles around it’s new app, which users have largely hated.  Because that story is paywalled, I’ll link to a Gizmodo article that has some of the coverage without a paywall. The interesting

Kimiko Kasai With Herbie Hancock ‎– Butterfly (2018 Be With reissue)

In light of Be With Records re-releasing Kimiko Kasai With Herbie Hancock ‎– Butterfly (1979), I just wanted to call attention to Kasai’s rendition of “I Thought It Was You” which Hancock released on his “Sunlight” album in 1978. ‘Butterfly’ was

Tim Harford – what we get wrong about technology

Tim Harford’s recent article, What We Get Wrong About Technology, (Financial Times version in cache; audio interview with Harford at FT Alphaville) is a great read and does what I think most articles about technology rarely do, which is provide

ZOOM ARQ AR-96

Impressive! The most interesting interface I have seen since the Novation Launchpad.

thoughts on Opera’s new VPN features from China

Living as I do in Shanghai (i.e. behind the Great Firewall), and having spent a decade at Mozilla in the browser segment of the technology world, these recent moves by Opera to add VPN features to their browser and to

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