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To fix insane trade we must reform software too

You live in a world where Trade is so Insane that…

The future is only rural, unless cities...

become REALLY smart. Otherwise it will be just rural, that is not bad, but not as good as it could and should be.

A "complex" economy may make all journalists blind

I found a paper about concentration of certain human activities in large cities that… maybe does not give enough coverage to some among the most important of those activities.

Embraco, firing people to make in a cheaper country the SAME, WRONG appliances

Hundred of Embraco workers will very likely lose their jobs soon, because that company is moving production of its fridge compressors to Slovakia. Italian media, politicians and unions are (rightly) talking a lot of those workers. Almost nobody, however, is discussing what KIND of fridges and compressors should be produced, by Embraco or anybody else.

Are dumb smart homes also coming to India?

One month ago I visited Trivandrum. It was a wonderful experience, in which I learned, or found confirmations of, a lot of good things about India. I also noticed one thing that made me a bit sad, though.

The Internet should host ALL voices! No, wait...

The “Law of Unintended Consequences” states that “an intervention in a complex system tends to create unanticipated and often undesirable outcomes”. I wonder if some 100% legitimate aspirations and well-intentioned proposals to make the internet less “white and western” may have just such consequences.