Archive for May, 2013

ABC News Reports on my Magnet Implant

Liz Neporent, writing for ABC News: As superpowers go, sensing the electromagnet waves given off by a microwave or computer may not be quite as impressive as flying or a cloak of invisibility but it is a power that is literally within anyone’s grasp. All it takes is a magnet implant in your fingertip. It’s […]

High Stakes Negotiating With Steve Jobs

Zachary M. Seward writing for Quartz, emphasis mine: On Tuesday, a day before the iPad announcement, HarperCollins agreed to Apple’s terms. The publisher’s ebooks were included in the iBookstore unveiled on January 27 along with new tablet, more than 100 million of which have now been sold. As part of the US government’s price-fixing lawsuit against Apple, […]

Google: Building Great Things That Already Exist

John Gruber, discussing Larry Page’s inspiring anti-“us versus some other company” speech, where he implores people to just focus on “building great that don’t exist”: Google fans seem to eat this kumbaya stuff up, to really believe it. But Google is the company that built Android after the iPhone, Google Plus after Facebook, and now […]

Where Do Ideas Come From?

I had a professor in college who, on the first day of class, told us to write step-by-step instructions detailing the process of thinking. I sat there for 15 minutes but couldn’t get past what I wrote as step one: Clear your mind. But I knew that even step one was incorrect; I don’t need […]

Bloomberg Ethics, Or Lack Thereof

Amy Chozick and Ben Protess for the New York Times: A shudder went through Wall Street on Friday after the revelation that Bloomberg News reporters had extracted subscribers’ private information through the company’s ubiquitous data terminals to break news. This is absolutely mind-boggling to me. This particularly struck me (emphasis mine): Bloomberg said the functions that allowed […]