2023-08-16 Links

Daily Reads:

News vs LLMs: If history repeats itself, and only the details change, then should it follow that LLM’s generate the news based on past data? Media orgs don’t think so, or maybe they do? 😅

When hope is lost, we risk our lives. This is an incredible story of four men who survived 14 days on a ship’s rudder on a trip across the Atlantic from Nigeria to Brazil.

Ben Thompson on Taylor Swift and Disney makes for interesting reading. Quoting Swift’s 2014 OpEd in the WSJ:


Music is art, and art is important and rare. Important, rare things are valuable. Valuable things should be paid for. It’s my opinion that music should not be free, and my prediction is that individual artists and their labels will someday decide what an album’s price point is. I hope they don’t underestimate themselves or undervalue their art. – Taylor Swift


Be My Mistake: Mike Dawes and Tommy Emmanuel