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The Best Meatloaf
For dinner tonight, I'm making a great Meatloaf  recipe I found a few years ago on Epicurious. I've made it a bunch of times and it's been a big hit with family and friends. Great leftovers as well - and who doesn't love a meatloaf sandwich?
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Best Enchiladas Ever? (Green Chile and Chicken)
Last night I made ' The Best Creamy Chicken Enchiladas ' recipe from J. Kenji Lopez-Alt at Serious Eats. Slightly labor intensive (particularly if you initially forget to broil one of the vegetables!), but the results are 100% worth it. Great mix of creamy ...
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Finally found a good recipe for rolls for Thanksgiving dinner!
Very excited - starting to prep for Thanksgiving. Last year I made the Everything Parker House Rolls from Williams-Sonoma. After many years of trying to find a good recipe for Thanksgiving rolls I came across this one and my ...
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These biscuits are great!
These buttermilk biscuits are a bit of work but they are the best I've had. Unfortunately the recipe is behind a paywall, so you'll either need to be a subscriber to Cooks Illustrated online or to sign up for a free trial. Ta...
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Brad Pitt stars as an ex-United Nations employee racing around the globe in a bid to halt a worldwide zombie pandemic in Marc Forster's sprawling adaptation of Max Brooks' bes...
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Kale & Apple Salad with Spiced Pecans
Have made this salad a bunch of times - it's perfect for fall - and in fact it's now a staple in my Thanksgiving dinner. Kale & Apple Salad with Pancetta and Candied Pecans  (via Food & Wine)
Have made this salad a bunch of times - it's perfect for fall - and in fact it's now a staple in my Thanksgiving dinner. Kale & Apple Salad with Pancetta and Candied Pecans (via Food & Wine)
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I'm a huge Tim O'Reilly fan - very smart guy. 
 
I am somewhat appalled by the sloppy thinking of many of the Internet's latter-day critics. For example, in Joe Nocera's glowing review of Jaron Lanier's book, Who Owns The Future, I read:

"There are two additional components to Lanier’s thesis. The first is that the digital economy has done as much as any single thing to hollow out the middle class. (When I asked him about the effect of globalization, he said that globalization was “just one form of network efficiency.” See what I mean about a universal theory?) His great example here is Kodak and Instagram. At its height, writes Lanier 'Kodak employed more than 140,000 people.' Yes, Kodak made plenty of mistakes, but look at what is replacing it: 'When Instagram was sold to Facebook for a billion dollars in 2012, it employed only 13 people.'”

Think about it for a minute. Was it really Instagram that replaced Kodak? Wasn't it actually Apple, Samsung, and the other smartphone makers who have replaced the camera?  And aren't there network providers, data centers, and equipment suppliers who provide the replacement for the film that Kodak once sold? Apple has 72,000 employees ( up from 10,000 in 2002. http://bit.ly/1lEY8HG). Samsung has 270,000 employees.  Comcast has 126,000. And so on.

Of course, there was a much larger ecosystem of people making money from photography in the Kodak era than those who worked for Kodak directly, but so too, the digital ecosystem is far larger than Lanier's silly example suggests. An economic ecosystem is a lot like an iceberg. Most of it is underwater. And shallow pronouncements like the one above do us all a disservice.

I do agree with Jaron Lanier's key point, as reported by Nocera:

“If Google and Facebook were smart,” he said, “they would want to enrich their own customers.” 

I agree with that point - and have repeatedly warned about the risks. See for example, my 2007 observations about lessons from Wall Street for internet companies, Trading for Their Own Account (http://radar.oreilly.com/2007/12/trading-for-their-own-account.html), and my repeated urgings for companies to create more value than they capture (http://bit.ly/1lF0d6y).  But I don't actually believe that internet companies are hollowing out the economy, and I do believe that many of them do think about enriching their customers.  See for example Hal Varian's analysis of the economic impact of Google advertising (http://www.google.com/economicimpact/) or my own analysis of the economic impact of the web hosting market on small business (http://radar.oreilly.com/2012/07/open-source-small-business-report.html).

Contrast this with the damage to the economy done by financial firms such as Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan, who have truly worked to enrich themselves at the expense of their customers and the public, and the Internet gets a pretty good grade.

The full story of the economic impact of digital networks has yet to unfold, let alone to be understood.  There is an awful lot of blind internet boosterism, but the latest round of critics seem even more wilfully blind than those they lambaste. For more nuanced, thoughtful reading on the impact of the internet, Nocera would do better to read books like +Ethan Zuckerman's _ Rewire_ (http://www.amazon.com/Rewire-Digital-Cosmopolitans-Age-Connection/dp/0393082830) or Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolffsson's Race Against the Machine and The Second Machine Age (http://www.amazon.com/Second-Machine-Age-Prosperity-Technologies-ebook/dp/B00D97HPQI/).
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Thanks for sending.  I had read that article and thought some of it sounded pretty silly.  Here at the farm, Lisa spends a lot of time on the FB account and sometimes I feel like she's giving away so much value to FB and we should be getting something in return.  And then she announces a farm tour and with  that one post 35 people show up at the farm and we make about $400.  So even if we're not paid directly, there is enrichment from the service for us.
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Everything Parker House Rolls
Very excited - starting to prep for Thanksgiving. Last year I made the  Everything Parker House Rolls  from Williams-Sonoma. After many years of trying to find a good recipe for Thanksgiving rolls I came across this one and my search is over.
Very excited - starting to prep for Thanksgiving. Last year I made the Everything Parker House Rolls from Williams-Sonoma. After many years of trying to find a good recipe for Thanksgiving rolls I came across this one and my ...
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Tall and Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits
These buttermilk biscuits are a bit of work but they are the best I've had. Unfortunately the recipe is behind a paywall, so you'll either need to be a subscriber to Cooks Illustrated online or to sign up for a free trial. Tall and Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits
These buttermilk biscuits are a bit of work but they are the best I've had. Unfortunately the recipe is behind a paywall, so you'll either need to be a subscriber to Cooks Illustrated online or to sign up for a free trial. Ta...
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Mixed Pepper Jam
I like to make this with a mix of jalapeno, serrano, and habanero peppers. I also use only red bell peppers (rather than red + yellow + green). Delicious served with cream cheese and wheat thins. Mixed Pepper Jam  (from Blue Ribbon Preserves - available at ...
I like to make this with a mix of jalapeno, serrano, and habanero peppers. I also use only red bell peppers (rather than red + yellow + green). Delicious served with cream cheese and wheat thins. Mixed Pepper Jam (from Blue R...
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Vermouth-Braised Short Ribs
With the arrival of cooler weather, this is a nice hearty preparation of short ribs: Vermouth-Braised Short Ribs With Spring Herbs and Honeyed Shallots  (via New York Times)
With the arrival of cooler weather, this is a nice hearty preparation of short ribs: Vermouth-Braised Short Ribs With Spring Herbs and Honeyed Shallots (via New York Times)
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Global Trade COO, Macmillan Publishers
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  • Macmillan Publishers
    Global Trade Chief Operating Officer, 2013 - present
  • Bonobos
    VP, Operations, 2011 - 2012
  • Random House, Inc.
    SVP, Operations & Technology, 1994 - 2010
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    Consultant, 1992 - 1994
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    Summer Intern, 1993 - 1993
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