Bitcoin’s not broken


A lot of high profile Bitcoin people are getting their knickers in a knot as they’re starting to realise that they don’t have any real control over Bitcoin and how it evolves. As Wired points out,1)Cade Metz (2016/02/11), The Schism

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Be careful what you measure


Tyler Cowen has an article over at MIT Technology Review, Measured and Unequal, that discusses how improved measurement of workers might be a fundamental driver of inequality in the workplace of the future. Consider journalism. In the “good old days,” no one knew

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How much do we need to know?

Isambard Kingdom Brunel preparing the launch of 'The Great Eastern by Robert Howlett

We used to be defined by what we knew. But today, knowing too much can be a liability. Google, for example, is putting its trust in (potentially uncredentialled) “capable generalists” rather than “experts”.1)Laszlo Bock, Google’s Vice-President of People Operations, at

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