I finally got to see Wonder Woman. Went with my mother, who loves a good summer blockbuster and was curious, like I was, to see a comic book action movie with a woman playing the superhero for once. As the credits rolled, she turned to me and said, “I wonder what it would have been […]
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We have an unusual addition to the portfolio today: a technical case study I prepared for Intel on Yahoo! Japan’s successful use of OvS with DPDK to radically enhance their L7 network performance. I don’t often write case studies, but I do enjoy creating them because they offer a rare opportunity to delve deeply into […]
It’s the 4th of July here in the United States: a great moment to reflect on the promise of America. Many of us feel that American democratic institutions have taken a beating in recent months, and it is hard not to feel great concern about the future direction of our country given the daily assault […]
Hot off the press: a piece on design thinking I wrote for HP’s Tektonika magazine on how design thinking sparks innovation and improves the customer experience. I really enjoyed exploring this topic for two reasons: As a proud geek and lover of shiny gadgets, it’s exciting to learn about the design processes that have […]
Since becoming self-employed, I’ve made it a point to expand my world to include much more in the way of artistic and cultural experiences than was possible in my previous career. One new tradition for which I’m particularly grateful is the annual New York Philharmonic concert that I attend with my mother in Central Park. […]
One of my favorite sci-fi films is Flight of the Navigator, a thoroughly 1980s children’s adventure in which a 12-year-old Florida boy named David Freeman goes out one summer evening to pick up his younger brother, falls into a ravine, and then mysteriously disappears. After returning home eight years later with no memory of what […]
I’m pleased to share this recent piece I wrote for HP’s Tektonika Magazine: What does the future of automation hold for modern-day Luddites? It’s a happy development when I receive a writing assignment that is so well matched to my own interests, and I thoroughly enjoyed writing this piece as a result. Anyone who harbors […]
How does a person of conscience create empathy and solidarity in turbulent times? That’s a question many of us are confronting today amidst deep divisions and profound inequality in the United States, but in many respects it is not a new one. In our quest to find a meaningful answer, we need only to look […]
What happens when a resistance movement devolves into the cult of personality and violent authoritarian rule it once democratically sought to challenge? That is the urgent question Oskar Eustis and The Public Theater put before us in their new production of Julius Caesar at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. With the radically increased levels of anger and […]
Last week I saw a screening of The Future Is Planning a Farewell Tour, a documentary film that poses the provocative question of whether science fiction films are trying to sound an alarm bell about a coming dystopian future, at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens. It was shown as part of the Philip […]
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