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the bureaucratic threat to big tech

By | November 28, 2020

Image from page 156 of “Book of martyrs, or, A history of the lives, sufferings, and triumphant deaths of the primitive as well as Protestant martyrs” Source Sometimes it’s helpful to remove the technology layer in technology companies and trends and try to see what’s really going on. We talk a lot about platforms and disintermediation but what… Read More »

The Dogs That Haven’t Barked (Or We Just Haven’t Heard Them Yet)

By | May 8, 2020

I’ve been wondering about the countries we haven’t heard from yet on Covid numbers, or which have just flown under the radar. What I call the dogs that haven’t barked. In short, who’s on the other side of the curve, and who isn’t? The most interesting data I could find was at, a website put together by… Read More »

Bike Fencing

By | March 8, 2018

Some interesting stuff going on in Singapore’s world of bike sharing. They’re approaching the problem of errant bike-parking by regulating the companies via a licensing regime, which will begin later this year, according to Today. From what I can make of it, operators must – be licensed, or face a S$10,000 fine and/or six months in jail –… Read More »

Investigators – New Kids on the Blockchain

By | December 4, 2017

Here’s a Reuters piece I wrote on a hitherto uncovered area of blockchain potential — helping law enforcement and others collaborate and collect evidence better, among other things.  For security agencies, blockchain goes from suspect to potential solution By Jeremy Wagstaff, Byron Kaye (Reuters) – Police and security agencies have so far only taken an interest in blockchain… Read More »