Tuesday Reads

Brutal way to start the year in global equity markets yesterday. Plus, a long day of getting client packets together, as well as early W-2 and 1099 work. Tax season is here!

Some things that I am reading this morning:

Economic Trends in Charts

Check out the adoption rate of various technologies:

A Fight of the Soul of Science

I have been a critic of string theory for some time now. I can't pretend to grasp the advanced mathematics required, but do nonetheless subscribe to Lee Smolin's hypothesis that the incredible amount of intellectual resources dedicated to the study of string theory probably distracts from other worthy areas of exploration.

"Many of today’s theorists — chief among them the proponents of string theory and the multiverse hypothesis — appear convinced of their ideas on the grounds that they are beautiful or logically compelling, despite the impossibility of testing them."

Facebook just gave us one more reason never to trust it

I swear this happened to me - and more than once (I always come back though):

"Facebook has tested the loyalty and patience of Android users by secretly introducing artificial errors that would automatically crash the app for hours at a time, says one person familiar with the one-time experiment. The purpose of the test, which happened several years ago, was to see at what threshold would a person ditch the Facebook app altogether."

Netflix is on f%@#^@ng Fire!

Netflix's ability to produce quality content - House of Cards, Narcos, Orange is the New Black, Master of None - seems to be accelerating.