Tuesday Links

1. What you can learn from from Macklemore about building a successful startup. 2. No shortage of excitement about Defense of Marriage Act arguments in the Supreme Court. For my money, I’m thinking the Supremes dodge the issue on standing grounds. 3. West...

Re: Aaron Swartz, Shame on the DOJ

I’m new to the “startup community,” so I have no personal connection to Aaron Swartz. I’m not close to him or anyone who is close to him. But I follow the twitter feeds of many folks who did know him, and I’ve been following the legal proceedings that have dogged him...

Law and Probability, Part III

When someone tells you they have “x years of experience,” they have performed a significant number of trials in their professional career. More trials means more certainty. And any professional who learns from mistakes will, presumably, improve over time. But as we...

Law and Probability, Part II

“You don’t win by predicting the future; you win by getting the odds right.” -William Bonner After the most recent presidential election, Nate Silver acquired folk hero status for the accuracy of his models in predicting the election. His model correctly predicted how...