- Blockchain, the amazing solution for almost nothing (The Correspondent) Lots of hoopla, but nobody seems to doing anything with it, even on the down low, probably because it's not really a solution for anything.
- The Broken Algorithm That Poisoned American Transportation (Vice) Travel Demand Modeling (TDM) appears to be snake oil, but everyone makes money off of new highways, so who cares?
- AT&T reportedly trying to sell DirecTV after massive customer losses (Ars Technica) AT&T's Underpants Gnome strategy, "Treat your customers poorly and raise their rates, ?????, profit," did not work, and now they will sell at a loss.
- The architecture of heat: how we built before air-con (Financial Times) We have abandoned the architectur that was used to deal with extreme heat.
- Pinterest cancels huge SF office lease in unbuilt project, citing work-from-home shift (SF Chronicle) Commercial real estate is not even near close to seeing the bottom.
- Why Isn’t Modern Monetary Theory Common Knowledge? (Economics from the Top Down) Seriously, this sh%$ ain't rocket science.
- Andrew Sullivan: The 'polite' fascist is a fascist nonetheless. (Conquest of the Useless) And a bigot too, and honestly not to bright.
The making of Rush's Wye, Wye, Zed. remarkable: