Monthly Archives: January 2009

Notes from Korea

Had dinner tonight with an old friend from Seoul who was passing through SFO. It’s been 3 years? Almost 4 since I lived in Korea, though I’ve passed through for brief periods and visited since. A lot seems to have … Continue reading

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Two movements toward collective governance

Today Google launched Measurement Lab, which aims to give users more transparency into the way their Internet connections work. On a parallel but different track, last week the Berkman Center launched Herdict Web which aims to give users more transparency … Continue reading

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Sexuality and Science

I’ve had a number of engaging discussions throughout the past 10 or so years on sexuality, in particular the whole nature versus nurture argument in determining preferences. This is a fantastic read on the subject, and supports a nuanced change … Continue reading

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More on why IT can’t fix healthcare

I haven’t even finished this NYT article yet but already I am sensing a breath of fresh air with regards to health care reform. Too often in the past several months have I heard smart people try to expound on … Continue reading

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Things I missed in school: precautions

I only know so much about the precautionary principle, I have to be honest. I recall, distinctly, a handful of lectures on the topic in grad school given by the preeminent Nicholas Ashford. The lectures were nothing if not entertaining, … Continue reading

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An education policy proposal

All children should be taught the fundamentals of Internet architecture before graduating from high school. Why? Those fundamentals influence far too much of our daily lives today to be so widely misunderstood and misrepresented by the public. As Lessig so … Continue reading

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The wisdom of running

Anyone who knows me well knows, I hope, that I adore Haruki Murakami. I mean, absolutely adore. He is without a doubt my favorite author, and I’ve read just about everything he’s written that’s been translated to English. I even … Continue reading

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Joy of Tech: how accurately do cartoons reflect society?

I must have been seeking true distraction to have even clicked on this cartoon, because (a) I’m not a cartoon fanatic and (b) I am not enough of a Mac geek to even understand 100% of the humor here.  I … Continue reading

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An unusual post, on sex trafficking

I have just a brief bit of commentary on this. I’ve been glad to see Kristof’s NYT columns this past week on sex trafficking. The most recent is here, and you should read it. Nonetheless, it should not go without … Continue reading

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