1. Automation has a narrow window of recognition - 2020 July 20

    Automation has a narrow window in which it is recognized. Too far back and things are taken for granted and too cutting edge means things are not proven or not known about at all. This leaves only a small window in time where people immediately recognize successful automation projects.


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  2. History of the automation industry - 2020 July 19

    Computers and the IT industry have literally been built directly on top of automation. So why did it take so long for automation and more recent branding of the industry Robotic Process Automation (often referred to by the acronym RPA) to go mainstream?


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  3. Today I learned a new word - disinflation - 2020 July 09

    Today I learned a new word "disinflation"


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  4. Trading card games and competitive play - 2020 July 04

    Due to the covid lockdowns I've found I've played a lot more board games lately. During this time I've also been thinking about economics a lot more than I did before. This has led me to think about the economics of games especially when more serious competition is involved.


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  5. Initial bankruptcy offering - 2020 June 20

    In 2020 I saw something I didn't think I'd ever see, a company tried to release more stock AFTER filing for bankruptcy! And people actually bought this!


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  6. The MIT licence is community hostile - 2020 June 02

    The more I think about the MIT licence the more I think it encourages freeloading and other community hostile behavior. It also has very substantial issues with software patents that can, and do, derail projects.


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  7. Common sense - 2020 May 18

    After reflecting on recent events I now think that "common sense" doesn't exist. By this I don't mean to say that it's rare but rather that the concept itself is mostly bogus and causes an enormous amount of harm.


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  8. Demand shocks and toilet paper - 2020 May 05

    Maybe of the most iconic moments of the COVID19 situation was the run on toilet paper. This was an interesting moment in terms of the supply and demand.


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