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Breaking the Uber-Ola duopoly?

Okay, after a week’s break for personal reasons, the blog is back up. Writing from Berkeley, CA today.

The Karnataka Government (of whom Bangalore is the capital city) recently announced that it would like to have more private players in the ride-hailing app market, not just an Uber-Ola duopoly. 960 more words


Designing platforms to mitigate power law effects

From Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus, by Douglas Rushkoff, loc 504:

For instance, Bandcamp, a music streaming and download service much like iTunes or Spotify, distinguishes itself by intentionally working against power-law dynamics.

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Why I Hate Sports

Watching the NBA finals last night reminded me why I hate sports. It’s not that I don’t enjoy watching sports (I do); or that I don’t like playing sports (at least, not all sports). 323 more words

Trump Wins New York By a Mile

From the American Conservative


Donald Trump won his home state of New York as expected by a very wide margin. With 66% reporting, Trump had just under 60% of the vote with Kasich at 25% and Cruz at 15%. 58 more words


Football: just a game? Or a complex metaphysical belief system?

“Some people believe football is a matter of life and death. I assure you it is much more important than that.”

I was reminded of these memorable words of famous Scotland-born, Liverpool manager, Bill Shankly, as my spirits sank beyond despair in the bar of Teac Jack’s in Gaoth Dobhair, Donegal last night watching the team I have supported for the last 50 years of my life make a sow’s ear out of a silver purse. 997 more words

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