Every Datum Tells a Story : The dawning of the age of meta-information

City Journal — w. co-author M. Anthony Mills —  Every generation has its defining technology, and every decade, it seems, needs a label. The sixties were the Space Age, the nineties the Internet Age. The seventies and eighties saw the computer revolution. The decade just passed may come to be known as the Facebook Decade…

The Future Electric Grid

The American, American Enterprise Institute magazine We hear increasingly that technology is making today’s electric utility model ‘obsolete’ and will put its companies into a ‘death spiral.’ Is it possible that so much has changed so quickly?

Your Technology Is Powered by Coal. Get Over It.

RealClearEnergy Earlier this month Stanford University announced that its endowment would divest itself of any investments in companies "whose principal business is coal." … You do not have to have an opinion on global warming, or coal itself, to see a logic problem with the posture of eschewing companies that produce coal, but supporting companies that…

Washington Targets Cupertino

City Journal Silicon Valley innovators love to talk about “disruptive innovation,” the iconic phrase coined by Harvard’s Clayton Christensen. But today, the innovators’ dilemma—to borrow from Christensen again—is how best to confront disruptive regulation from Washington, D.C.