Things That Have Caught My Attention

Dan Hon's Newsletter

Month: February, 2014

Episode Twenty Seven: Shorts; Code as Law; The Real Revolution; The Flip

1.0 Shorts Some short thoughts. – It is quicker, and easier for computers to guess what you can remember than it is for you to come up with something memorable and difficult to guess, which is just another way of computers trying to make us bags of meat feel inadequate: – Kepler is hockey-sticking […]

Episode Twenty Six: An Alternative; Washing; Users

1.0 An Alternative Yesterday I wrote about the concept of a Very British Startup and in that wonderful sense of synchronicity where people smarter than you do things more eloquently than you with words and stuff, Cameron Koczon published a great article on The Pastry Box project titled Scenes from the Internet[1]. It was a […]

Episode Twenty Five: Structure; Humble, Direct and Curiously Cautious; The Scale Of Things, Risks

Rambling again today, I’m afraid. Do let me know what you think of this one, because it feels somewhat unclearer to me than some of my recent episodes. 1.0 Organising Structure I’m still preoccupied with the idea of there being nascent large-scale functional structures on the internet in the same way that neuroscientists study the […]

Episode Twenty Four: This Inexplicable Future, Where Did All The Agents Go, Brittle

1.0 This Inexplicable Future Every so often, it’s worth taking the time to stop and really look at what’s happening around you. Case in point: yesterday, Mt. Gox a major bitcoin exchange, effectively ceased operations and, by some accounts, “lost” around 700k bitcoins. Stepping back from that, we have a former collectible card game trading […]

Episode Twenty Three: The Difficulty

1.0 The Difficulty I’m empty, today. Wife and baby are off for a week (possibly longer) trip to see the maternal grandparents, one of whom we’re worried about. I am now catapulted into bachelor land, with a profusion of games consoles, a PS4 I haven’t even plugged in yet, more movies and unfinished games than […]