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Joined Twitter 11/16/06


Let’s look at Silicon Valley. Last I checked, Series A, B, C, and D rounds are ~10 million, 20mm, 50mm, 100mm. Mig… https://t.co/DkicJ1FKnb
Retweeted by Gordon BranderThis story is singlehandedly going to make me bring back my newsletter. This is incredible. https://t.co/1jZfQm7fEs https://t.co/gRpmFxvO0m
Retweeted by Gordon Brander"Einstellung is the development of a mechanized state of mind." https://t.co/Xkt43xfsLh🤔 https://t.co/7V5ICJaIlt
11/17
2019
I don’t know how much more evidence is needed but here’s some more: Russia’s sabotage of the 2016 votes in the U.S.… https://t.co/ACSqxotNmG
Retweeted by Gordon BranderMore than 400 pages of internal Chinese documents detail the origins and growth of the indoctrination program in Xi… https://t.co/uI9myFFRUD
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11/16
2019
"One of my hypothesis is that species of technology, unlike species in biology, do not go extinct." https://t.co/9sbyLIJf2d...as distinct from the direction of maximum leverage.Knowledge gardening. https://t.co/BOfQ9oKIJF @kneelingbus "Yeah, final causes are cool, but have you ever tried instrumental reason?"not superstitious, but https://t.co/lFdTolA4nVEnvisioning a subscription service for just-in-time witness tampering. Like algorithmic trading, except for the soc… https://t.co/cDEqTT6ved @rsnous programming conflates naming and hiding https://t.co/ogqTNYpJYP
Retweeted by Gordon BranderProcess knowledge: “The knowledge of how to practice skills that contribute to goal achievement” “A flow of events… https://t.co/ySgbBqMwtaExploring the idea maze https://t.co/NRPO6MnxSUBuilding to think https://t.co/ARWO6ugqyfMoving to think https://t.co/uNn5cP9VQk @TamaravdD 🔥 https://t.co/yQKJtj7NWk @anildash DOWN WITH CYBERCRUD! https://t.co/0s0UNavbPD
Retweeted by Gordon BranderAnyways, to celebrate @ArielDumas I am going to share a fact I am *very* excited to know: there was no fire on Eart… https://t.co/QVmU6aYHWp
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Retweeted by Gordon BranderIndependent scientists https://t.co/wbZtQNBTJZH/t @cwervo for the quote @michael_nielsen have you found pockets of this para-academic space yet?Para-academic https://t.co/KCXB6i6d2p https://t.co/RWp6iZLuXt"Douglas C. Engelbart, Inventor of the Computer Mouse, Dies at 88 This is as if you found the person who invented… https://t.co/ouvwrzKoxL
Retweeted by Gordon Brander @KaseyKlimes @CO_EQ 👀 https://t.co/yQKJtj7NWk @callumflack Wow I have to finally read this.“Solviture ambulando. Truth is process, not object.” https://t.co/mxElMq4Tg0Maybe it's obvious, but Bateson's "syllogism in grass" could be fundamental to more qualitative interface design: https://t.co/UWReEcQEgY
Retweeted by Gordon BranderI love Bateson's moral dilemmas. https://t.co/9xHdRGraH2
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11/15
2019
"...New modes of conflict and cooperation emerge with each evolutionary shift: A society’s efforts to transition fr… https://t.co/IEQYspf5LV
Retweeted by Gordon BranderWherever there is a boundary, there is an arbitrage opportunity.
Retweeted by Gordon Brander @heapwolf Ch 2 of https://t.co/AHDGX25Ium👀 author of TIMN paper has a blog https://t.co/6oEXuAluN2Thoughtful read about the product decision to reward question asking moreso than answering. Reminded of Vernor Vin… https://t.co/AsieMZ8pQa
Retweeted by Gordon Brander @beaucronin @climatedynamics they are round tho"During the rise of a new form, subversion precedes addition... When a new form arises, it has subversive effects o… https://t.co/st6IA7OjzE @gustafengstrom this is Science, to me. @pfrazee YAGNI. Isn’t blocking ecosystem growth. Focus on ecosystem features. Revisit in 2 years. @tobyshorin @crystalcultures discount galaxy brain outlet mall @tobyshorin @crystalcultures wow did u know peter thiel studied philosophy what if the startup is your pen and the… https://t.co/BDnaJmUrNF @tobyshorin The only way to slow this preferential attachment power law is through creating rugged competitive land… https://t.co/IyvvkzhHBt @tobyshorin Outcome due to social growth loop. Status-oriented influencers quickly grow network effect and drown ou… https://t.co/Y2YlqNg64Z @tobyshorin Hearing disturbing rumors that many people are motivated by status etc @jamessocol I use this feature, but the feature is constantly fighting me. @dqpdang https://t.co/u4rZ5CCDAmIf everything used “value based pricing” a bottle of water would be $100.
Retweeted by Gordon Brander @vgr Monotemporal gets my vote for its suggestivity of both a single timeline, and also of monotonic units of time to be filled.
11/14
2019
@cwervo @joshcarpenter @whoyee @gozala @downtohoerth @0xcda7a @alexqgb 👀👀👀 @cwervo @joshcarpenter @whoyee @gozala @downtohoerth @0xcda7a 👀👀👀👀 @michaelhazani @joshcarpenter @cwervo @whoyee @gozala @dqpdang 👀 @joshcarpenter @cwervo @whoyee @gozala @mprafson @jsantell 👀 @joshcarpenter @cwervo @whoyee @gozala ✨😻✨ @alexqgb "So by a Pascal’s Mugging sort of logic, I should be working on it." Love that guy.This is a big deal. Makes it easy to use p2p network as a backend for your app. https://t.co/mbDhfbH7SA @cwervo This is an ✨amazing✨ idea. Put together low-key get-togethers like this before with @joshcarpenter @whoyeehttps://t.co/nEMyXm3Tnx @cwervo Cowardly behavior on GH's part. God bless the protestor's who are bravely standing up and even resigning https://t.co/rxapBAjyMz @cwervo Suspect this has something to do with Microsoft Cloud and some PM making "slippery slope" arguments about losing govt contracts. @cwervo I would love to do something like the Antidisciplinarathon @hypotext put together https://t.co/2ZPpcpS2Oj @cwervo Not just any article. A @bruces Bruce Sterling interviewing Brian Eno article 🔥 @cwervo What if we actually just did this tho? Gather a few creatives. 3 day workshop... 😅Brian Eno's art school sounds ✨rad✨ https://t.co/kD3qa3Nimq https://t.co/7GkxaxO54zWorld building as a tool for exploring complex problem spaces. https://t.co/mSxRaNl8Cq👏👏👏 GitHub workers protesting their company's ICE contract just brought a giant ICE cage to GitHub Universe in SF,… https://t.co/pDMxf2FZXW
Retweeted by Gordon BranderThe right’s shift from climate science denialism to blood and soil climate nationalism is going to happen so fast i… https://t.co/tfL3NzqL4N
Retweeted by Gordon Branderthe 90s weren't the end of history they were just half-time
Retweeted by Gordon BranderWhat would Perez’ smart green revolution look like? Taking Otherlab’s M.O. as a cue: “The really big theme is bein… https://t.co/nR4X1vG3xO
Retweeted by Gordon BranderThe role of Telegram in the Hong Kong protests as an amplifier is very interesting! At least four things about it a… https://t.co/QL3cYKQ87Y
Retweeted by Gordon BranderIf we're serious about DEEP decarbonization of energy systems (closing the gap between climate science & action), w… https://t.co/XaTmb2ZXNs
Retweeted by Gordon BranderDirection of maximum agency. @borismus @uberstuber https://t.co/PJ6myeSiNs @borismus @uberstuber 3D printing as "edge manufacturing" (ala edge computing) — very cool name for this idea. Tha… https://t.co/egro7uSzBG
Retweeted by Gordon Brander @borismus @uberstuber 3D printing as "edge manufacturing" (ala edge computing) — very cool name for this idea. Tha… https://t.co/egro7uSzBGWhen searching for product opportunities, it is often helpful to understand extreme users. Extreme user != power u… https://t.co/iMndVU3PxGEven if we're able to achieve historically unprecedented reductions in food waste, we'll need to raise agricultural… https://t.co/SjvvCsll9L
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11/13
2019
@uberstuber Removing the need for long-distance shipping. That feels like the tipping point: if it could get good e… https://t.co/SyNtrXr17w @atthatmatt I meant "what's holding it back from commercializing at neighborhood shop scale" (OP). Per your point,… https://t.co/KfX1Zr4VANFascinating! The experience story arc of 3D printing an object ends not with a bang but a whimper. https://t.co/cfokP2tdIT @chenoehart We seem to be a long way off from that though. I wonder what it would take to get there. @chenoehart If the product is manufacture-on-demand, one could see CNC and 3D printing as symbiotic innovations tha… https://t.co/45c2vj0w8Z @chenoehart Would be interesting to see a market form around printing, beyond design-it-yourself. I think the holy… https://t.co/8tl4yCbayb @chenoehart Thinking of the larger-format printers, and printers that can handle materials like metal. @chenoehart Ideally you don't, but for the near future 4 significant bottlenecks seem to be: ease-of-use, maintenan… https://t.co/HD2TuATxMJ @uberstuber I think plastic printing is ok but not so interesting. Would see it as a bottleneck, but many printers… https://t.co/A0wvDkbcJV @rplevy https://t.co/FceqnKJRHU does this as an order service for (mostly) industrial prototyping. I think I’m inte… https://t.co/BBmmJXkbBz👀 https://t.co/BWCORnR2xmI wish version history existed for plots of land, i.e. what was here before this building? what was the land used for?
Retweeted by Gordon Brander3D printing as a means of production for network society.What’s holding back 3D printing? Is it still about print speed?Kinko’s but for 3D printing. This was my favorite in-world detail from The Peripheral. How far out are we? @KaseyKlimes When I heard his voice in the trailer, I gasped so loudly that I startled my partner. I mean, he's bet… https://t.co/hj6NwEOmax @KaseyKlimes Favreau has made some highly successful films recently; did you feel an element of pressure working wi… https://t.co/oQugwlVWkYBREAKING: In a major victory for privacy, a federal court ruled today that the government’s suspicionless searches… https://t.co/4ZxD4jTFMN
Retweeted by Gordon BranderWeb Bundles ... ... a new web infrastructure that will allow you to distribute your content faster across any form… https://t.co/opbZVpgKYc
Retweeted by Gordon Brander @joshcarpenter @borismus I personally picked up this notion from https://t.co/TyPmS5uAbsSeize the means of aggregation
Retweeted by Gordon BranderLove the catechism-like q&a format.(Interview with Charles Eames, 1989)
11/12
2019

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