I read this science-fiction short story which is reminiscent of Ann Leckie’s books in how it plays with gender and militarism, but I think this is better.
I listened to the writer of this book explain how the people in the Obama administration thought things would work the same way as they did in The West Wing. Properly hilarious stuff with very serious consequences.
I have nothing but immense respect for these people who built a Slack client for Windows 3.1, turning retro computing into retro programming.
A breathtaking background story of how the top of Mount Everest turned into a tourist destination.
This profile on C.C. Myers is a good example of leading from the front but even more than that it shows that speed begets speed.
Will I get tired reading these kind of paeans on Finland (in this case their culture of media literacy)? Probably not.
A quick rundown by Github of how to develop quickly on production using feature flags and what benefits that brings.
I’m not that negative about the Dominic Cummings job ad, because:
- Unlike a lot of people in governments everywhere, he seems to have a clue what he is doing.
- That a person who’s winning would quote Boyd is not a coincidence.
- Using a blog in this way (or Trump tweeting like he does) is the direct e-government that everybody has always been asking for. Not so fun now that we have it, is it?
- Governments and institutions are breaking or already are broken in this age. They do need large scale overhaul.
This is even worse in Germany where the institutions are bigger and the ahistorical denial of reality is immense. It’s going to be really ugly when they go down.
- A city like Berlin, that can’t get anything done to save its life, would probably be massively improved by this approach. Our local government here can’t find its own asshole without help from McKinsey. Please somebody do this for Berlin.