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Happy 2024

Let’s try to enjoy the new year for at least a day. I fear that we’re in for a rough ride.

Speaking of which, thoughts on the coming war between the macroculture and microculture.

I’ve thought about starting a Substack, but I’m not sure I want to devote enough time to it to make it worthwhile reading.

[Update a few minutes later]

The pitfalls of benevolence.

On The Road Again

We’re driving to Colorado for Thanksgiving, so not much posting before Wednesday. Meanwhile, if you have a subscription, I’m quoted in the Sunday edition of the Times of London. The subject is the race between Jeff’s tortoise and Elon’s hare.

[Update a while later, before hitting the road]

This is the quote from me: “‘It appears Bezos is finally getting serious,’ said Rand Simberg, a space industry consultant. ‘To this point, Blue Origin has looked more like a hobby. Jeff saw himself as the turtle to Elon’s hare — never realising that Elon was really the Duracell Bunny.'”

I actually said “Energizer,” but whatev.