Humanity dodged a bullet a week ago. By “bullet” I mean “100-metre wide rock travelling at a hundred times the speed of sound”. And by “dodged” I mean …
Lights Out - Moscow Edition Last week I wrote about how warfare was moving into the information age in The Laptop Luftwaffe. This week the New York Tim…
Press Any Key! For the last five weeks I’ve been doing a writing course, called Write of Passage. Ironically, it has slowed down the rate I post stuff …
An Air Force in Your Pocket “Is that a pistol in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?” Mae West once asked of a police escort. The wonders of m…
You Wouldn’t Download an Atom Bomb… A subscriber to this newsletter once accused me of wanting to see the world burn. I don’t, of course, but there’s n…
Thanks to everyone who’s signed up in the last few days. I’d like this newsletter and the blog to be a bigger conversation on our central question: how…
Technology changes. Institutions don’t. Until they do. The phenomenon I’ve called “state tectonics”. A Theory of State Tectonics A longer piece on the …