Things I read last week… (WB 28 July 2021)
Construction Physics on why lumber prices have spiked.
‘…1–2 days (20%–40%) of WFH would maximise the long-run GDP given the current level of ICT development…’
Bank of England on WFH productivity.
Paul Graham on ‘How to Work Hard’.
A16Z’s Bio Eats World explores Embodied Intelligence, the idea that the body plays an active role in shaping the mind. [Podcast]
Nassim Nicholas Taleb on Bitcoin and Bubbles. (He’s not happy)
Tesla AI’s Andrej Karpathy gives an update on autonomous driving. [YouTube]
The story of SQLite, the most widely used database in existence. [Podcast]
History of inflight refueling. [YouTube]
Steve Jobs in Kyoto.