Kyle

The Walled Garden Paradigm

The Walled Garden Paradigm

Cell phones have changed the world. From the wealthy to the poor, from the developed world to the developing world, the growing ubiquity of mobile phones has opened doors that, previously, had not even been present to be opened. Put simply, cell phones accomplish everything by connecting people all over the world—the very same purpose […]

The Open Web, A Cliff Notes History

The Open Web, A Cliff Notes History

There’s a thing out there as ephemeral and futile as explaining to your parents your relationship with your on-again off-again boyfriend who’s really not your boyfriend over Thanksgiving Dinner and eight glasses of wine, and that thing is the Open Web.   Congratulations! You made it through the signature unwieldy metaphor of a hook! And […]

When Popular Science Goes Rogue

When Popular Science Goes Rogue

In a recent article, the New York Times heralded with much fanfare a “potential breakthrough in Alzheimer’s research”. The scientific community, the relentless white coats that slog through repetitive minutiae in the pursuit of biological understanding, enjoy positive press as much as the next collective. However, too much of a good thing can be disastrous–especially […]

It’s The Economy, Mr. Candidate

Editor’s Note: We received this thoughtful response to Lamp’s inaugural post on campaign spending. In the interest of doing that thing we do (aka, we love well-crafted and researched debate), here’s the email in full. Keep ’em comin’, kids! Dear Lady Lamp, I really like the way you presented your point of view on the excess of […]

Investment-conomics

So we’ve been all about creating conversations, putting people’s brains to work, airing opinions, etc, etc, etc. It’s time to put our money where our mouth is. Take a look at this op-ed from the Wall Street Journal. It’s directly related to the past few posts I’ve put up, and one would think that it […]

The Century of the Short Stick

To chuck the bipartisanship cape over the wall and get down to brass tacks, let’s break down this “47%” into something more tangible. I am from New Jersey. Southern New Jersey, in fact—and I was born into a middle class family who didn’t have to worry, day to day, whether we were going to have […]