Author Archives: Alistair

Can we fix representation?

Representative government is broken. But now we’re all connected, maybe syndicates can fix it?

Can tech fix our carrying capacity?

We humans invent things like sanitation, or disease resistant wheat strains, to increase our carrying capacity. But can new technology features do the same?

The audience sweet spot

If you’re running an event or doing content marketing, you’re trying to hit this sweet spot: the right topic for the right audience on the right medium.

Pitchers not buckets

Forget leaky buckets—for SaaS, a leaky pitcher is a way better metaphor.

Year Zero talk from Strata

Video of a talk at Strata about lifelogs. Turns out DARPA cancelled this a decade ago.

A life less optimized

When data lets us optimize everything, the sub-optimal will be novel. Is optimization the enemy of taste?