No one cares about software quality

No one cares about software quality anymore. I mean, yes technically that is untrue and there are demonstrably some people who do, but for the most part, quality software has become a niche luxury1 while the most commonly-used software has become a slow, laborious cesspool. I just had the misfortune of using the new Google... Continue Reading →

Inadequate Equilibria: A Summarized Remix

Could you ever do better than all of human civilization on some particular problem? Could you be reasonably confident that you know something experts don’t, or that you’ve discovered a novel solution to a big problem, or that you can “do better” than the best the rest of the world has to offer? Maybe it’s not so far-fetched, given that it’s quite plausible no one is working on some specific problem that you’ve come across…

Never Waste a Good Crisis

It's clear that COVID-19 is a crisis that has exposed civilizational foundations and areas of improvement. The next one won't be like this one though — how can be best prepare?

An Eighty-Year Career

I don't ever want to retire. Instead, I want to have an eighty-year career, one where I get to build upon a lifetime of experience and resources to move the needle on some of the messiest problems we face.

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