Category: the cloister

  • Only the problems that matter

    The way I see it, survival of humanity has, since the middle of the 20th century, been reduced to three tiers of problems to solve. Tier 1 problem: how to harness solar, lunar, and geologic energy sources and convert them to electricity. Tier 2 problem: how to distribute electricity and use it for transportation. Tier…

  • The grid, the box, and the meter

    Information utility is all about ubiquitous access to data, which is all about the network, which is all about the balance of what is in the network versus what is on the network, and more explicitly, how that balance is managed – or operationalized, in the lingo of those who deal with such things. Network…