Google Gives Cheap Internet, But Apparently Not Enough Of It

Google Fiber sounds awesome. My biggest problem with Google Fiber is that I don’t have it yet. However, I’m confident that the inroads they’re making are important steps in closing the broadband gap in the U.S. compared to our counterparts…

Build a Better Battery, Become a Billionaire

I’ve been saying for years, to anyone who will listen (so, to Richard), that whoever manages to build cost-effective, large-scale battery technology will become filthy rich. One of the biggest challenges utilities have traditionally faced is dealing with fluctuations in…

Not Just Lawyers, But People, Are Bad at Math

One of my living heroes, Richard Posner, lamented the growing numbers of lawyers who are bad at math in a decision published this past week. He noted a common refrain that I hear daily among my law school classmates: “I went…

Military Luddites & Meandering Rhetoric

Foreign Policy posted on Thursday an article by two Navy pilots titled, “The Unmanned Wingman (Why drones will never replace fighter jocks)”. It’s a silly article.* The headline alone should give any reader pause.** Never is a long time, and there…

Techstars 2013 v. 2009

Almost two months ago, I had the opportunity to go to the Techstar’s Community Demo Day here in Chicago to see what the newest class of startups had to offer. There were a lot of great individual presenters and presentations, and…

Why I’m Excited For Google Glass

Recently you may have begun to see The Future out in the wild – Google Glass. They have received a ton of coverage, and are fairly klunky and hard to miss in their first iteration. I haven’t used one personally…