Tyranny is mostly pleasant

In my life I’ve been lucky enough to visit some brutal military dictatorships. From Suharto’s Indonesia as a child to Mubarak’s Egypt more recently, they’ve been really pleasant to visit. My impression is that most citizens of these countries were fairly unencumbered by the political system they lived under. Some people had terrible time – […]

Decentralized Web: My Thought Experiment

I’m at the Decentralized Web Summit today and it’s all very interesting.┬áThere are some big picture ideas of how the future should be.┬áThere are all sorts of interesting disparate technologies filling all kinds of holes. But I have a thought experiment that I’ve used to understand where we need to go and what we need […]