Former baby and aspiring ghost. Writes about our tools and how they shape us for @WSJ. My DMs are open, be nice.
“David Marcus, the former president of PayPal whom Facebook appointed to lead its blockchain project, told The Australian Financial Review it wanted to use the data generated by Calibra to move into lending.” https://twitter.com/jmcduling/status/1141129471920988160
everything is social proof
“Went viral” is the new “As seen on TV”
RT @ryanavent: Facebook's Libra seems like a sixteen kinds of disaster waiting to happen, but I have to say I am looking forward to watchin…
So @mims is out and this is his vacation responder and it makes me want to find him on vacation and fight him
 
the worst part is he referred to it as "holiday"
 
This whole thing is great, very dorky dad, I like it. But yes the cowboy wouldn’t say “holiday”
Happy Father’s Day! It’s a complicated and confusing time to be a dad but I am intensely grateful to be alive now, to have the support I do, to live in a time when it’s the norm to be present in my children’s lives. (Gets off soapbox, puts away phone)
RT @shalini: Meet the Bojangles’-chicken-eating, cargo-pant-wearing, trampoline-jumping, rollerblade-riding, Silicon Valley-eschewing ‘Fort…
Picking up a copy to read on my trip. Oliver Morton is a fine writer, a clear thinker, and a deep reporter on the sort of topics that can seem esoteric but turn out to have those little twists that change your view of the world. https://twitter.com/Eaterofsun/status/1135874634635763712
RT @mknz: This @mims piece on the future of autonomous vehicle technology is the best article I've read on the topic. Realistic and hype-fr…
RT @hoofnagle: WSJ’s @mims has a skeptical but accurate take on AVs: the narrative of super dangerous human drivers fades as safety technol…
@mims and I do a really good @pierce impression https://twitter.com/wsjpodcasts/status/1139636362620080128
RT @lisaabramowicz1: The U.S. Treasury saw a 31% drop in corporate tax revenues last year, almost twice the decline official budget forecas…
RT @maxabelson: So cool to see my reporting with @rzgreenfield picked up by the @LATimes, especially because we get to see what Californian…
RT @WSJPodcasts: 🎧 New: While @pierce takes in the #DLive Asia event in Hong Kong, @JoannaStern and @mims dig into the latest @WSJ scoop on…
one thing I'm going to do on my vacation is get back to the 1000 people DMing me about stuff, sorry for the delay!
RT @imkialikethecar: As usual, send me your tips and scoops!!🍦🍦🍦 (No pitches) https://twitter.com/danprimack/status/1139587586866012160
RT @mims: A bit surprised no startup has launched to pay off kids’ school lunch debt in exchange for a % of their future income
happy Friday https://twitter.com/NatBullard/status/1139566301880475649
RT @samfbiddle: this exchange between Facebook’s lawyer and the judge is also deeply disturbing https://theintercept.com/2019/06/14/facebook-privacy-policy-court/ https://t.co/LVQ8jx…
Now that iPad OS has mouse compatibility as an "accessibility" feature, I wonder which iPad keyboard case maker will be the first to offer a built-in trackpad
No More Day Drinking for Metals Traders as LME Bans Alcohol https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-13/no-more-daytime-drinking-for-metals-traders-as-lme-bans-alcohol
@mims This tweetstorm below describes what actually happened with OS/2. In this specific case, a subway system was sold a technology dead end by IBM so the customer would buy the rest of the IBM product line including mainframes. https://twitter.com/trengriffin/status/1098019578997760000
Funny thing about this is one of the unintended consequences of regulation is likely to be an entrenchment of Big Tech (as we saw in banking and healthcare and every other industry) https://twitter.com/stevekovach/status/1139512904045215745
here for foods in which one thing is hidden inside another. always a shortcut to making it more fun and delicious. thank you for coming to my ted talk
The world runs on legacy code (unfortunately) https://twitter.com/ShortFormErnie/status/1139438572229091328
 
The posts you link to include a hilariously misinformed history of the PC, it's operating system and OS/2. This history isn't even wrong. The OS/2 operating system was an attempt to link the PC to the rest of the IBM product line (e.g., Common User Access).”
Every city has their thing -- in LA its car chases, NYC it's rats. And in Baltimore... https://twitter.com/justin_fenton/status/1139225048236122112
RT @WSJmarkets: Volkswagen is investing $1 billion in battery projects with a Swedish startup founded by two of Elon Musk’s former hires h…
 
oh wow how are you even employed
RT @swodinsky: one of our interns asked me to explain how online advertising works. instead of responding in any coherent way, i just opene…
how is she even typing on it?? it's like a laptop for a doll
woman in this coffee shop has a hard case on her iPad mini and the result is the cutest netbook I've ever seen in my life. just want to pinch its rose gold li'l cheeks
this thread is amazeballs and @hels has convinced me that someday SF will turn into Monaco -- an exclusive resort for the ultra-wealthy, with a rind of subsidized housing for their wage serfs https://twitter.com/hels/status/1138604662893010947
 
:::deeply exhales and rubs temples::: Please read this piece by @EskSF, who, like me, was actually born in and has lived in SF for the super majority of his life. https://missionlocal.org/2019/06/san-francisco-is-not-dying-san-francisco-is-not-rotting-but-things-are-bad-and-they-may-never-get-better/
 
reading... btw don't attribute the causality part of the narrative to @hels that's just me leaping ahead dystopianly :)
RT @hshaban: "Over the first 6 months of the campaign, Mr. Buttigieg and Ms. Warren have out-maneuvered the other 21 Democratic candidates,…
RT @raamana_: Folks, please stop using the terms #AI, #MachineLearning and #DeepLearning interchangeably. Just STOP. Really, just STOP it…
for every market there is an analyst / turn, turn, turn
pitch: Yuval Harari's "Sapiens" but fact-checked
RT @hansilowang: NEW: More than 4 million people could be left out of the #2020Census, according to new projections by the @urbaninstitute.…
just joined work Slack, pray for me
Digital journaling is good, but what I liked best about this @fmanjoo column was that a man was willing to be this vulnerable in the pages of the @nytimes. All of us mens need to be doing this more. (Not specifically in national newspapers, mind you.) https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/12/opinion/digital-diary.html
RT @BeschlossDC: John Adams wrote Thomas Jefferson on December 6, 1787, about American elections, “You are apprehensive of foreign Interfer…
RT @dseetharaman: As part of the FTC probe, some old emails have emerged showing Zuckerberg’s knowledge of problematic privacy practices at…
RT @ericgeller: Trump on alerting the FBI to foreigners promising campaign dirt: "'Oh, let me call the FBI.' Give me a break. Life doesn't…
Can Lyft and Uber ever achieve profitability? Clearest statement lately from CEO of either company on how that could happen, from Lyft CEO: http://freakonomics.com/podcast/live-san-francisco/
RT @bcmerchant: Hard agree with @TaylorLorenz that we shouldn't ridicule people who post tragelfies on Instagram as this impulse has been i…
RT @jensmithWSJ: Con­sumer de­vices like hand­sets are Huawei’s big­gest rev­enue gen­er­a­tor, pulling in more than $50B last year. An­a­l…
RT @rags: Happy 50th anniversary to The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Evidently, the creator had it as Very Hungry Worm before the smart editor…
real talk: [no way are you getting real talk out of me on this site where everything is taken in bad faith and even your friends are quick to demonstrate just how thin-skinned they can be]
gmail auto responder just offered up "lol" in response to a one-liner from a friend which means AI can recognize the structure of jokes, I guess
update: I did a bad tweet (below) Check out this smart takedown of Meeker's obsession with comparing the federal government to a corporation here, by very talented colleague @alexandrascaggs https://ftalphaville.ft.com/2017/06/07/2189800/twitter-investor-says-us-government-is-bad-at-managing-its-finances/ https://twitter.com/mims/status/1138781870026629120
 
 
 
 
 
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