Winning Slowly

There are plenty of podcasts that will tell you how the latest tech gadget or “innovation” will affect the tech landscape tomorrow, but there aren’t that many concerned with the potential impact of that tech in a decade—much less a century. In a culture obsessed with now, how can we make choices with a view for tomorrow, next year, and beyond? 25–35-minute episodes released the first and third Wednesdays of the month.


episode 13: 3.13: Inevitable? (Live at NC State)

Talking about self-driving cars and the tensions between public safety and personal responsibility, and between technological possibility and cultural norms.

  • Stephen meant “Black Beauty” rather than “Black Betsy”.
  • Mat Honan’s piece we referred to was on BuzzFeed, not Wired.
  • Google’s Cute Cars And The Ugly End Of Driving: The main thing you should know about autonomous vehicles is that they are utterly inevitable.
  • Chrysler hack
Before You Go

JetBrains gets subscription pricing right!

  1. Original post: “Introducing JetBrains Toolbox, easier access to your coding tools, more control and flexibility, and a lower entry price”
  2. Follow-up: “We are listening”
  3. Announcement of updated model: “Final update on the JetBrains Toolbox announcement”
  • “Spring” by Sam Birchfield. Used by permission.
  • “Winning Slowly Theme” by Chris Krycho, who still wants to find a Steinway and a good piano microphone to get a non-synthesized version of the theme.

Many thanks to the people who help us make this show possible by their financial support! This month’s sponsors:

  • Jeremy W. Sherman
  • Jeremy Cherfas
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 October 20, 2015  26m