Microsoft’s Role in WannaCry

Sam Biddle wrote for the Intercept on the recent WannaCry malware disaster. According to Sam, it’s not possible to name a single culprit for what happened, but militarism and greed are the two main forces at play here.  This bit stood out to me: Microsoft also did not create WannaCry. But it did create something something nearly as bad: Windows […]

Good For The EU, But

Some very sad conclusions regarding Brexit by analysts working for Algebris Investments on the World Economic Forum website. Brexit is a symptom of Britain’s deeply rooted economic imbalances: a growth model too concentrated on finance and services and dependent on foreign goods, human and financial capital; record-high social and wealth inequality; a lack of investment […]

Jeremy Keith on “Regressive Web Apps”

My favourite champion of the “One Web” Jeremy Keith wrote a really good post last week, triggered by the recent Google I/O conference and the (unfortunate, in my opinion) trend toward trying to make web apps behave like native apps and considering that “best practice”. I recommend reading the whole article (and following his blog), […]