Hit Coffee favorite Joel Kotkin looks at migration patterns within the US. As someone that wants our talent to be spread out, I consider it a positive of course that the lower-cost red states are gaining. I consider it win-win, as they’re easing population pressure in the more expensive blue states while helping the economies of the red states advance.

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Independents display less motivated reasoning than partisans. In other words, less inclined to interpret evidence on the basis of predisposition. Of course, ultimately, everybody is subject to predisposition. Nobody who has been listening to my views on the subject should be surprised by this possibility. Of course, Half Sigma too.

Ninjas, apparently, are heading for extinction. Pirates are struggling, too.

It probably speaks to my geekery that I find articles about the inner workings of Amazon to be quite interesting.

A look at the mobile war for the living room.

Prostitutes are more likely to have sex with a police officer than to be arrested by one.

Wired has a great article on medieval farm shapes and modern transportation networks. Or: Why Americans think that roads should come to them rather than settle where roads go to.

It is so weird to me that Android is winning the consumer market(share) and iPhone is winning the corporate. That’s completely backwards, and absolutely a failure on the part of Android handset makers.

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6 Responses to Linkluster CLI

  1. Abel Keogh says:

    Corporate IT departments like the fact that there aren’t a trillion different versions of the iOS floating around. Managing different versions is a pain in the butt.

  2. trumwill says:

    The versioning of Android is exaggerated, though. You have 2.3 and 5, both of which are pretty compatible. The rest is launcher window dressing and hardware differences that don’t really affect core and professional functionality.

    I think the main reason Android is losing in business is that they inexplicably didn’t really pursue out. That and the shift towards subsidizing employee phones rather than supplying them.

  3. David Alexander says:

    as they’re easing population pressure in the more expensive blue states while helping

    The weird irony is that a decent bit of the economy in said blue urban areas is pumped up by talent moving in and pumping up real estate markets. Of course, we’ll see if this will create a demand for density in these new cities. DC is having a bit of a renaissance in certain areas, and Seattle is trying to rezone for more density.

    Admittedly, in NYC’s case, some of the residents fleeing tend to be retirees who want a lower cost of living and better weather, but also low income workers who can have a far more luxurious lifestyle at the same income level. Plus, as I’ve noted, if a single mother with two kids leaves, and she’s replaced with a single hipster, the population has technically decreased, but for revenue purposes, you may prefer the latter.

    BTW, of the cities on the list, I’d probably aim for DC or Seattle.

    It is so weird to me that Android is winning the consumer market(share) and iPhone is winning the corporate. That’s completely backwards, and absolutely a failure on the part of Android handset makers.

    I suspect it’s partially because of the inertia of iPhone being available before Android, and the fact that corporate subsidized buyers are more likely to be trendy and willing to pay for the iPhone. Admittedly, I’d love to see if Android sales are pumped up by the low end or the high end of the market.

    Plus, aren’t there a lot of internal corporate custom apps for iOS that are floating around?

  4. Trumwill says:

    Plus, as I’ve noted, if a single mother with two kids leaves, and she’s replaced with a single hipster, the population has technically decreased, but for revenue purposes, you may prefer the latter.

    That’s a really good point.

    Plus, aren’t there a lot of internal corporate custom apps for iOS that are floating around?

    Not sure about that, but your point about inertia is a good one. Especially when not just the iPhone was available first, but business apps were available on the iPhone first.

    Still, I think on some level this represents a failure on the part of handset makers.

  5. Φ says:

    The 2010-11 numbers show the deck chairs on the migratory titanic have stayed remarkably similar, with New York still ranking first among the 51 biggest metro areas for net migration losses, followed by Chicago, Los Angeles, Detroit and Philadelphia. In most of these cases only immigration from abroad, and children of immigrants, have prevented a wholesale demographic decline.

    And once again the media fails to see any connection between the foreign immigration and the flight of the natives.

  6. trumwill says:

    There’s certainly a case for that with regard to Los Angeles, but I’m not as sure about the other places. Or, rather, that foreign immigration is a driver in native population loss in Philadelphia while Houston and Phoenix grow.

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