Things That Have Caught My Attention

Dan Hon's Weekday Newsletter

Tag: Uber

s2e05: Unblocking 

0.0 Sitrep 9:39am on Tuesday July 21. There’s a draft in here that was started on 6 July. Since then I managed to get hospitalised for viral meningitis (if you’re going to get meningitis, get this kind – it’s the kind that won’t kill you within about 48 hours) thanks to, we think, my son […]

Episode One Hundred and Ninety: Translation; Drift; The Thing About Things

0.0 Sitrep 8:03pm on my flight back to Portland after having spent the week at work in San Francisco. It may well be that my newsletters essentially become things that I do on planes at this point. BUT! Still thoughts in the back of my head about *that* New York Times Farhad Manjoo piece about the […]

Episode One Hundred and Eighty Nine: Ops, Not Apps; The Internet (Of Things); Reviewing Reviewing A Year In Review 

0.0 Station Ident 7:32pm West Coast time, on a flight down to San Francisco for the week. I’ve been – uncomfortably, I think – on hiatus from the newsletter writing, and I’ve been thinking a bit about why. I’d made the decision to not write in the evenings – to leave that for family time […]

Episode One Hundred and Eighty Two: The Starship Enterprise; How Do You Solve A Problem Like Digital? 

0.0 Sitrep A ground speed of 608 miles an hour. 31,000 feet or 9,448 meters high. 162 degrees, 9 minutes, 35 seconds east, 26 degrees 47 minutes 48 seconds south. Either 2:45pm from my departure location or 8:45pm the previous day at my destination. 1.0 The Starship Enterprise I was having dinner the other night […]

Episode One Hundred and Eighty: Web Directions South; A Thousand Songs In Your Pocket; Odds 

0.0 Sitrep 9:02am, Friday 31 October in the Seymour Centre, Sydney, Australia. I arrived in Sydney on Wednesday morning local time – having misplaced Tuesday carelessly at a speed of roughly 600 miles an hour – and now I’m sat ready for Genevieve Bell to give the second and final day’s keynote. 1.0 Web Directions […]