Category Archives: science fiction

Innovation Starvation

Neal Stephenson’s take on how the Internet is starving innovation.  His notion is that isolation spurs creativity: if there is no one to tell you that something cannot be done or that it has been done before, them perhaps you are going to go ahead and do it anyway and do it extremely well.

He ties up this lack of creativity with high risk aversion in the corporate sphere.


Has Neal Stephenson become too accessible?

A review of Neal Stephenson’s latest, Reamde.  I’ve never read him, but have only heard good things about him.  Now, after reading this review, I really do want to read him, but preferably his earlier stuff.