Economic Musings

Bitcoin: the future of e-commerce?

I've long been a Bitcoin skeptic, not necessarily seeing the point of it. While I've kept…

Obvious and Worthless: the Patent System in software

A couple weeks ago NPR's Planet Money and This American Life had some really great episodes…

New dealerships for electric cars?

Apparently Elon Musk ( @elonmusk ), the founder of Tesla Motors, wants to bypass auto…

Amazon the next winner of the Platform wars?

At Monday night's MIT Enterprise Forum event, Mark Anderson headlined a fascinating sideline…

E-Commerce and Ubercart Web Site Development

Ahh the joys of an ecommerce website! There are many details that go into making sure your web…

Car companies: too big to fail, or too big to survive?

For a time, "economies of scale" meant that the key to success was making a business bigger, and…