1. Given emerging rumors that smartphone sales are broadly slowing, Gruber’s earlier nail biting about the economy derseves some consideration: https://daringfireball.net/2019/01/the_r_word

  2. This is the serious shade that the world of psychology needs if it’s going to advance: https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/02/the-replication-crisis-may-also-be-a-theory-crisis/

  3. This is a good overview of Brexit from this side of the channel: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/11/business/brexit-economy-europe-britain-netherlands.html

  4. I often hold up Netflix as an example of strong product management via experimentation and evidence. But this issue makes me worry they are heavily discounting direct user feedback.

  5. Making the entire city carbon-neutral (and methane-neutral) in 30 years is going to require some bold changes: https://www.amsterdam.nl/bestuur-organisatie/volg-beleid/ambities/gezonde-duurzame/routekaart-amsterdam/

  6. Scale back your plans, everyone, June 30th will only be 86,400 seconds long. https://hpiers.obspm.fr/iers/bul/bulc/bulletinc.dat

  7. This is a nice, succinct description of successful tool UX design:

    Rational experimentation tends to lead to success.


  8. I’m not saying the Commander in Chief of the USA is unqualified, but what do you think is his perspective on the Chinese military’s shift to an operational systems orientation? https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR1708.html

  9. China, Russia, and others are refining hypersonic weapons, developing cognitive EW, testing cyber attacks, and are actively using information warfare.

    But go ahead, build walls and raise tariffs to keep America safe.

  10. Which “ism” am I contributing to when I judge travelers based on their passport?

  11. This was an exciting week! New hemimastigotes seriously changed the tree of life, we finally defined the kilogram in natural terms, and Florida began learning to count.