For the Love of Bitcoin

For the Love of Bitcoin

VINNY LINGHAM

I’m pretty dismayed that I actually have to write this post, but I feel that it’s necessary. The vast majority of the readers of my blog will have come to appreciate that I take a very measured and rational approach to explaining the reasons to my conclusions reached for the topics I discuss. You may not agree with my conclusions, but I think I have proven to be logical, at the very least. There is however a vocal minority who disagree.

You are famous for the "End of History" quote. Are liberal democracies and free market capitalism in such a secure position now?

You are famous for the "End of History" quote. Are liberal democracies and free market capitalism in such a secure position now?

FRANCIS FUKUYAMA

They are not. “The end of history,” I should note, wasn't my phrase; it came from the German philosopher Hegel and really from Marx. It's history with a capital H: societies are modernized and develop over time according to processes. 

Patagonia Takes Action, Withdraws From Outdoor Retailer

Patagonia Takes Action, Withdraws From Outdoor Retailer

YVON CHOUINARD

In a press release sent out this morning, Patagonia announced it will not be participating in Outdoor Retailer, one of the biggest trade shows in the country held twice a year in Salt Lake City, Utah. The company is doing so in response to Utah Gov. Gary Herbert's move to rescind the Bears Ears National Monument last week. 

Mobile 2.0

Mobile 2.0

BENEDICT EVANS

In 2004, ten years after Netscape launched, Tim O'Reilly launched the 'Web 2.0' conference, proposing (or branding) a generational shift in how the web worked. There were lots of trends, and none of them really started in 2004, but to me, looking back, the key thing was that people said 'if we forget about dial-up and forget about supporting old and buggy web browsers, and presume that lots of people are online and have got used to this stuff now, what can we build now that we couldn't build before?