It’s been a very tiring month (indirectly due to the layoffs), and other than my weekly notes (which have turned out to be quite useful already) and circumstantial posts on hardware, I haven’t been able to put together more in-depth pieces.
Sometimes all I can manage is to jot down a few lines a day, and there is so much going on right now that I’m having trouble keeping up.
But I have been mulling a few things of late. These are the “top 5” right now:
- Bret Devereaux’s take on ChatGPT, which I came across while drafting my own piece on LLMs (which–spoiler–will go much the same way).
- The Ericsson Mobility Report, their revised revenue forecasts for 2023 and, of course, their recent layoffs.
- The news that McKinsey is laying off staff. This is not standard attrition–the firm accounts for that (down to setting up severance beforehand when you join).
- What war has done to Europe’s economy–dispassionate, informed and a trifle grim.
- Christian Heilmann’s take on continuous growth, which will hit harder if you’ve been exposed to the “growth mindset” mantra.
I have a few things in the works that I hope to clean up and post soon, but first I need to get over next week–it’s going to be a tough one.