Vuk Trifkovic

Three Links & Patisserie


I - Morozov on Tech Criticism

The latest Morozov piece in Baffler is brutal. Nicholas Carr took the brunt of the hit.

It is harsh.

Is there any evidence that countries with excellent public transportation systems swarm with unhappy, mentally deskilled automatons who feel that their brains are underused as they get inside the fully automated . . .

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March 29, 2015

Three Links & The Algorithm Auction


I - Gray on Data and Long Peace

Outstanding piece by John Gray in The Guardian. Starts off as a counter argument to Pinker's take on Long Peace.

Continues as a broadside against the data-worship.

Lacking any deeper faith and incapable of living with doubt, it is only natural that believers in reason should turn to the sorcery of . . .

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March 20, 2015

Three Links & Supercargo


I - Haxlr8r on Hardware '15

Haxlr8r, "the World's first mentorship-driven seed funding hardware accelerator program, published 192-slide deck on the state of hardware.

Kind of Meeker Report for hardware & IoT. Too much in fact to comment individually, but slides 49, 114 and 127 caught my eye.

II - Nasser on قلب

Given the . . .

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March 15, 2015

Three Links & Gnocchi


I - UsTwo on Car HMI

I didn't know that UsTwo (tpbMV - the people behind Monument Valley) have an Automotive team.

If you want to know what they are up to, have a look at their take on instrument dashboard. They might have tackled a fairly obvious point, but they have done excellent job of explaining it.

If you fancy more, you can . . .

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March 09, 2015

Three Links & Sancaklar


I - MacKay on Interviewing

I'm not sure exactly what Jory MacKay, does as editor at an upmarket freelancer marketplace Crew. Whatever it is, the output is excellent.

Here is a great primer on how to ask questions to get most out of any conversation. It comes from journalist angle, but it works a guide for many conversations - customer . . .

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March 02, 2015

Three Links & Sambódromo


I - Steadman, Armitage, Heinrich and Sterling on "Ubik IoT"

It all started with that "Ubik" tweet on IoT. It continued with excellent post by Tom Armitage.

And that means they’re full of a whole boatload of late capitalism. It’s important to acknowledge that explicitly, even if I’m not quite sure what to do about that.

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February 23, 2015

Three Links & NYC Cricket


I - Heilmann vs. Flipboard on Canvas

Mobile-first Flipboard has made the move to the web this week and their engineering team revealed more details about their approach.

Christian Heilmann's response is the pick of the ripostes - making some great points while staying respectful of the Flipboard team.

I liked this pithy statement on what . . .

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February 16, 2015


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