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Matrix algebra: how to be human in a digital economy Apr 1, 2014

Ray and Charles Working on a Conceptual Model for the Exhibition Mathematica, 1960, photograph. Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress (A-22a). Click here to see original image.   “Certainly the cost of living has increased, but the cost of … Continue reading

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Going Over the Top: Online Television Distribution as Socio-technological System May 30, 2013

With the permission of the editorial staff of Communication, Culture & Critique, I’m pleased to share a pre-print of my forthcoming article, “Going over the top: Online television distribution as socio-technological system.” As I say in the essay, “many of … Continue reading

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What really went wrong at Microsoft: Thoughts and questions about Rao’s criticism of Eichenwald Jul 26, 2012

It’s interesting to read the contrasting articles by Venkatesh Rao and Kurt Eichenwald.  In both articles, they offer differing views on why exactly Microsoft experienced a “lost decade.” That is, both articles tried to explain why Microsoft fell so far behind the … Continue reading

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The specter of uncertainty May 26, 2012

What do Facebook’s less than stellar IPO and Bankia’s downgrade by S&P have in common?  If you’re uncertain, you’re right. Facebook’s IPO was marred by uncertainty.  In the days leading up to its public offering, the talk surrounding Facebook was … Continue reading

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Why the Facebook IPO Matters May 18, 2012

Today the worlds of technology and finance collide yet again in the first day of public trading of Facebook stock. Facebook is not the first online social networking site (Remember Myspace? Or for that matter TheSquare?). Nor is it the … Continue reading

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