2023-08-22 Links

Daily Reads:

The big news in the economics world lately is China’s ‘recession’. Noah Smith tries his hand at explaining "Why China’s economy ran off the rails"

DFW: This is Water. Always remember.

Augmenting Human Intellect – 35 Years Later. This is a fantastic 2 hour long video of Doug Englebart’s contributions to the tools we take for granted today. Doug’s philosophy that led him to do all these wonderful things is inspiring.

Richard Ekwonye is a front-end designer/engineer whose explanation of the Bezier curves is awe-inspiring.

Elad Gil: Early Days of AI When many business people talk about “AI” today, they treat it as a continuum with past capabilities of the CNN/RNN/GAN world. In reality it is a step function in new capabilities and products enabled, and marks the dawn of a new era of tech.
It is almost like cars existed, and someone invented an airplane and said “an airplane is just another kind of car – but with wings” – instead of mentioning all the new use cases and impact to travel, logistics, defense, and other areas. The era of aviation would have kicked off, not the “era of even faster cars”.

Also, Elad Gill: High Growth Handbook


“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colours. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” – Terry Pratchett


Django Reinhardt – Minor Swing