Lynne Kiesling I recommend this recent Grant McCracken post about Coca-Cola in the U.S. and Mexico. Grant asks if the reason more Americans are buying Mexican Coke (and Coca-Cola is trying to stop it) is about taste. Perhaps. But several of his commenters hit on the crucial distinction between the two formulations: Mexican Coke still … More Coca-Cola: U.S. Fructose Sugar or Mexican Sucrose Sugar? … More Coca-Cola: U.S. Fructose Sugar or Mexican Sucrose Sugar?
Lynne Kiesling So then I go check out Eric Raymond’s reply to Jaron Lanier, and his critique of Lanier focuses on two aspects that I wanted to use as follow-up posts. The first is Liebowitz and Margolis’s “Fable of the Keys” argument: The essay continues with a vulgar error about technology lock-in effects. I yield … More Eric Raymond’s Reply to Lanier … More Eric Raymond’s Reply to Lanier
Lynne Kiesling I can already tell that I am going to enjoy the Cato Unbound series on the Internet and technology. Jaron Lanier’s initial essay is full of provocative claims and ideas; I’ve been mulling over some of them all weekend. He ranges from criticizing the path-dependent nature of the file structure of operating systems … More Jaron Lanier’s “The Gory Antigora” … More Jaron Lanier’s “The Gory Antigora”