John Muller
A brief history of USB, what it replaced, and what has failed to replace it

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USB isn’t perfect, but it replaced lots of ports we’ll never have to see again.

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Google: The $400 billion epistle

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Its original stock prospectus managed to infuse a great capitalistic undertaking with a higher calling without being treacly.

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How eBay transformed the way people shop - and what they sell

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In the 15 years since its first UK sale, the e-commerce pioneer has made millionaires and reinvented itself. Has it lost its edge?

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Do Software Engineers Get Enough Respect? | TechCrunch

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"For software engineers, life must seem like it keeps getting better," cheerleads CNet. Glassdoor agrees: our median salary is now $85K, and six figures in..

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The Engineer of the Original Apple Mouse Talks About His Remarkable Career | Design | WIRED

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Last week, WIRED sat down for an exclusive talk with Jim Yurchenco on the day of his retirement

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Sharks Want to Bite Google’s Undersea Cables | Enterprise | WIRED

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There are many, many things that can go wrong as you lay thousands of miles of fiber optic cable along the ocean’s floor. Earthquakes can rip things up, as can fishing hooks. But now we know of a new threat: Shark attacks. According to Network World, Google Product Manager Dan Belcher told folks at a…

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Leisure Time v. Consumerism

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This post is inspired by Hanley’s post on inequality and LWA’s comments about whether materialist desires are making all of us really unhappy. LWA wrote: “I’ve written a bit here how I do believe t…

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Three Trends That Will Make A Difference In Mobile Payments | TechCrunch

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In the summer of 2008, I was in Paris delivering a mobile payments presentation to the CEO of a French bank. At the end of the meeting, he asked me when we..

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‘I’m Doin’ Fine Now’ by New York City is my new jam.
Can Lending Technology Revive America’s Small Businesses?

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Lack of credit is holding back the recovery on Main Street.

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