The Correct Facebook Question – How Much Would You Pay For It?

There's much screaming, as we know, about how Facebook takes our oh so valuable information - that we just give it for free! -...

A Nicely Planted Google Antitrust Story At Reuters

This is an interesting little example for aficionados of press manipulation. A story about the European Commission's antitrust efforts against Google. Now, I have...

Racism’s Just Fine On Reddit Says Site’s CEO

There will be two reactions to this statement from the CEO of Reddit that open racism and slurs are just fine on the site....

Oh Yes, Violent Youths To Be Banned From Sending A Letter

This is one of those things which will so obviously work, isn't it? The postal system is used by criminals to coordinate their activities....

What A Shocking Finding About Rural Broadband! Shame!

This is just such a shame, such a one that we should all hang our heads in it. Rural broadband is slower than urban! Broadband...

Getting Around Town

  I'll go out on a limb and predict that passenger-carrying drones will be in commercial use before driverless cars. Now, driverless cars will almost...

Evgeny Morozov Wants To Nationalise Our Data – Then Reinvent The Market. Why Bother?

I've long wondered what Evgeny Morozov is actually for. As a deep thinker he seems to be one of the cast offs from a...

What A Stunner – Steam’s Games Sales Subject To Power Law

Given how common a power law is in the real world out here it's not all that much of a surprise that Steam's games...

Our Tech Regulation Problem – Monopolies With Network Effects Benefit Consumers

There are, of course, a number of different ways in which we can approach antitrust. One might be that any time anyone gains economic...

Nationalise Facebook To Get China’s Social Credit System

People who violate social norms should indeed be cut off from the bounty of civilisation that government provides us with, shouldn't they? We have,...