Link Friday

Link Friday: Musk vs. Buffett: The Billionaire Battle to Own the Sun

I’m trying out something new. Since I’ve mostly stopped posting on Twitter I thought I’d try posting an interesting link each week to a long-form story that I found interesting and thought-provoking. Who Owns The Sun? [Businessweek] – the story of how Elon Musk’s solar company SolarCity is going head to head with Warren Buffett’s energy company NV Energy in Nevada, and losing. The legislation has changed so significantly over the past few years that solar companies have had to pull out of Nevada and… Continue reading

2/12/16

Link Friday: A Father, a Dying Son, and the Quest to Make the Most Profound Videogame Ever

I’m trying out something new. Since I’ve mostly stopped posting on Twitter I thought I’d try posting an interesting link each week to a long-form story that I found interesting and thought-provoking. Playing for Time: A Father, a Dying Son, and the Quest to Make the Most Profound Videogame Ever [Wired] – how a father and game developer coped with his son’s battle with cancer and eventual death by developing That Dragon, Cancer, a video game that IGN called “a crushingly intimate game that left… Continue reading

2/5/16

Link Friday: You Won’t Live to See the Final Star Wars Movie

I’m trying out something new. Since I’ve mostly stopped posting on Twitter I thought I’d try posting an interesting link each week to a long-form story that I found interesting and thought-provoking. You Won’t Live to See the Final Star Wars Movie [Wired] – an inside look at how Disney plans to run the Star Wars franchise. As a Star Wars fan I’m equally concerned, intrigued, and excited by passages like this: And if the people at the Walt Disney Company, which bought Lucasfilm for… Continue reading

1/29/16

Link Friday: How the Daily Fantasy Sports Industry Turns Fans Into Suckers

I’m trying out something new. Since I’ve mostly stopped posting on Twitter I thought I’d try posting an interesting link each week to a long-form story that I found interesting and thought-provoking. How the Daily Fantasy Sports Industry Turns Fans Into Suckers [NY Times Magazine] – a look at how DFS really works, written by someone who is a regular player. Most fascinating to me: how the high rollers use computer scripts, and the companies turn their heads the other way for fear of losing… Continue reading

1/22/16