Month: May 2017

Brexecution reminds me of the huge code spaghetti of some software programs

https://www.ft.com/content/c7813796-cf19-3f5f-8526-20a2e78321dd Brexecution reminds me of the huge code spaghetti of some software programs and operating systems. Management (in this case the voters) demands a profound rewrite of the existing code to write out all the (integral) EU stuff and replace it all with new code that needs to work with new interfaces, new data, new …

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innovating is tricky because of … innovation

https://www.ft.com/content/6871102a-1b49-11e5-8201-cbdb03d71480 This article sums up the future quandary facing more and more companies, shareholders and investors quite well: what to expect is ever more difficult to predict. Part of this is also the huge pace at which innovations enter the market, scaling production of your ‘solid’ invention to meet (likely) demand is a very costly …

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Musk’s Multiplanetary Species

I’ve watched most of Elon Musk’s Mars video, it’s almost 90 minutes. It’s profoundly inspirational considering that all claims are either true or rational and achievable. Granted, the timescale is rather optimistic, but that optimism and positivism defines Elon Musk.  Musk’s visions are what most of his (my) generation grew up with, believing that Mars …

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