4 min read · Oct 10th · “Metaverse’ is the buzzword of the moment, yet it doesn’t really exist as more than a label on a whiteboard, and many of the ideas it tries to combine might not happen, or not like that. This might be…
history teaches us nothing except that something will happen.
3 min read · Nov 12th · ‘Big tech’ buys hundreds of startups, but what are they, what does that mean for competition, and how does this fit into the broader market? How many more Instagrams are there, and how many DAOs?
How will they react the first time two DAOs with ‘significant market power’ merge, if there’s no legal entity, no ‘CEO’ and no-one with a majority of the votes?
3 min read · Sep 13th · In all the enthusiasms, arguments and panics around tech, Apple is the $2tn elephant in the corner, mostly silent and serenely indifferent to the news cycle. It just ships - and it ships market…
Looking back over the enthusiasms, arguments and panics around tech in the past few years, I sometimes think that Apple is the $2tn elephant in the corner, mostly silent and serenely indifferent to the news cycle.
5 min read · Nov 16th · Email newsletters unlocked a new way to pay for content, but is this a tool or a network? You can write all you like, but how do you get readers? And is the take rate 10% or 90%?
2 min read · Oct 9th · In 1999, the peak of the film-camera industry, consumers took around 80bn photos (according to Kodak). We're taking far more now, but how many more? At least 2 trillion, maybe double that, maybe more.
more photos will be taken this year than were taken on film in the entire history of the analogue camera business.
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