Writing books is distressing

I stumbled on this link from some substack: Writing books is not really a good idea - by Elle Griffin According to Bookstat, which looks at the book publishing market as a whole, there were 2.6 million books sold online in 2020 and only 268 of them sold more than 100,000 copies—that’s only 0.01 percent … Continue reading Writing books is distressing

Why blog: A mathematician’s perspective

This is interesting: Why I Keep a Research Blog I think of writing-as-learning as database indexing. In a database, an index is a data structure that efficiently keeps track of where rows in a table are located. To insert into a database via an index is slower than simply adding the row to the bottom … Continue reading Why blog: A mathematician’s perspective

Boom! One more reason to focus on on premises computing

Cloud is overhyped. Yes, I am risking my reputation by sticking my neck out and claiming that cloud is overhyped. This will become true as macroeconomic trends and "recession" take hold. If your real market is shrinking, how will AI "deliver benefits" there? For healthcare, on-premises computing offers better returns on investment. There is a … Continue reading Boom! One more reason to focus on on premises computing

Another endorsement for blogging

The Verge: Bring back personal blogging - The Verge The biggest reason personal blogs need to make a comeback is a simple one: we should all be in control of our own platforms.  If what is happening on Twitter hasn’t demonstrated it, our relationship with these social media platforms is tenuous at best. The thing … Continue reading Another endorsement for blogging