Archive for October 23rd, 2015|Daily archive page

What the Steve Jobs Movie Won’t Tell You About Apple’s Success | Institute for New Economic Thinking

“MM: It’s not that Steve Jobs was not a genius—of course he was! But the problem is that the narrative we tell around entrepreneurs like him, Bill Gates or Elon Musk is so unbalanced. We pretend that government at best was important for some infrastructure and basic science behind their empires. We see the new Steve Jobs film, which is based on a 600-page book where not one word mentions any of the public funding behind Apple’s empire. But the real iPhone story — or the story behind biotechnology — reveals a very different narrative in which government-funded research made the most exciting innovations possible.”

via What the Steve Jobs Movie Won’t Tell You About Apple’s Success | Institute for New Economic Thinking.

Strategic Plan 2016-2020 Public Draft: Positioning the United States Copyright Office for the Future | U.S. Copyright Office

“Members of the public are invited to provide feedback on the draft Strategic Plan at any time before or after it goes into effect.”

via Strategic Plan 2016-2020 Public Draft: Positioning the United States Copyright Office for the Future | U.S. Copyright Office.

The biggest hurricane ever recorded is about to strike Mexico – Quartz

via The biggest hurricane ever recorded is about to strike Mexico – Quartz.

The last time Mexico was slammed by hurricane …. remember? Anyone? It wasn’t that long ago and it really affected a lot of people. This one, Patricia, is worse. It’s bigger, meaner, and very likely will affect areas crucial to Mexico’s economic core. Oh, and it has winds tagged at >200MPH, 321KMP, one of the (if not the) largest.