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You can check out a bit of what I care about outside of work below. I grew up in Venezuela, a lucky child of the 70s where Legos could go to space and wild men invented the personal computer. I then got double lucky when I got out of college and walked right into the world wide web. More about me.
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Recent Blog Posts from The Grain

Innovating at the edge

This article on Cuban kids building an alternative Internet to connect to each other given the straw-thin connection the country has to the real Internet is straight out of science fiction. For $2K per node, 9,000 nodes are coming together to assemble one of the world's largest LANs right in Havana and they are using it to connect, share, and generally communicate.

It's a good reminder for the rest of us that almost the entire layer cake of Internet ...

The many screens of our lives

We are living in a multi screen world and I don't just mean the size differences from the watch to the iMac, all of them woven together through a layer of notifications that inform us of when we're expected to next check Twitter or like something on Facebook.

No, we are living in a multi screen world that is going to get especially interesting when innovative entrepreneurs start to think of how it might be possible to weave the ...

On the new iPads

Apple released its new iPads yesterday and they are totally boring, which is in an of itself not a huge deal. The bigger worry is that the new family of SKUs, covering every price and size from $250 to close to $1000 reminds me of the kind of tasteless shelf stuffing that took place at HP during the years I was there for both PCs and printers.

Here is how it would go: some senior exec from one of ...