Gilder, Gold, And The Information Theory Of Money

This summer I've been really into the work of George Gilder, a Silicon Valley stock picker turned public intellectual. At age 79, Gilder is still out there writing books and doing podcasts (where he'll occasionally shill Blockstack and rag on Bitcoin's 21M hard cap). But Gilder often says insightful and incisive things, especially about tech … Continue reading Gilder, Gold, And The Information Theory Of Money

Pop Is Now Good, Rappers Are The New (Indie) Rock Stars, And Other Reflections From Pitchfork 2019

Recently, I went home to Chicago for one of my favorite events of the summer: Pitchfork Music Festival. I love going to Pitchfork because it's a peek into the future. For the uninitiated—and it is a bit cultish—Pitchfork is an online magazine known for its music reviews that rate albums out of 10.0. And for … Continue reading Pop Is Now Good, Rappers Are The New (Indie) Rock Stars, And Other Reflections From Pitchfork 2019

Why I’m Closely Watching (/Listening To) The Audio Space

Right now it feels like an open secret that AirPods are more monumental than they seem. It's not another bluetooth gadget we'll forget about in 6 months. It's our first taste of transhumanism. I'll never forget showing a friend my pair for the first time. He sampled a song, shook his head like a madman, … Continue reading Why I’m Closely Watching (/Listening To) The Audio Space

How to Pursue A Career In Technology With A Liberal Arts Background

[Note: I originally wrote this article for an audience of liberal arts students at Hamilton College, my alma mater] Like many others I know in the industry, I had a very circuitous route into technology. For most of my Hamilton education, I was pretty determined to work in media or on Capitol Hill. That is, … Continue reading How to Pursue A Career In Technology With A Liberal Arts Background