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Steven Peter Devereux Smith

Issue 40/2019

Big, irrelevant data

For those out of the loop, World Health Organisation goodwill ambassador and murderous dictator Robert Mugabe passed away last week at the ripe old age of 95. Apparently he will be granted national he […] Read on →

Delivered on 10 September, 2019


The ICO bubble

Issue 39/2019

The situation in Hong Kong

Most of you are, by now, aware of the ongoing turmoil in Hong Kong. While like most I have an opinion on various aspects of it, I'm not going to get into that here and will instead focus on the techno […] Read on →

Delivered on 03 September, 2019


Subprime is back baby

Issue 38/2019

When in doubt, antitrust for the win

Last week President Donald Trump escalated his trade war with China (FYI his frequently updated Twitter feed is a near-endless source of amusement), citing theft of intellectual property and a lack of […] Read on →

Delivered on 27 August, 2019


Countries that have banned Huawei

Issue 37/2019

The benefits and costs of privacy

Economists like to point out, to many people's disdain, that there's no such thing as a free lunch. Even free things have a price, regardless of whether it's clearly visible, and every decision involv […] Read on →

Delivered on 20 August, 2019


Before video games were blamed for gun violence, novels were (1904)

Issue 36/2019

Huawei's backup plan is... Harmony

Huawei has a plan and it's... Harmony, with a capital H: "Huawei's long-rumored Android alternative, Hongmeng, is finally official. At today's Huawei Developer Conference, the company's Consumer Busin […] Read on →

Delivered on 13 August, 2019