The AI People We Know

Thinking of a Microsoft patent, we can ask if we want AI people with specific personalities that can converse with us.

How to Create a Student Athlete Pay Market

With different state laws and a Supreme Court decision affecting the NCAA, everywhere student athlete pay rules will change.

Back to the Future: Standard Oil and Amazon?

Today’s “Back to the Future” looks back to the 1911 Standard Oil Supreme Court breakup decision and then at Amazon’s antitrust concerns.

The New Meaning of A Weight At the Airport

Taking a look at our expanding waistlines, the FAA said airlines had to declare how they calculate changing airplane weight.

An Epic Disagreement Between Apple and Fortnite

In the Epic v. Apple legal battle, the court may have to decide whether to upset the power that Apple has through its app store.

How Courts Handle Cannabis Copycats

When a marijuana edibles company tries to parody the name of a well known candy brand, it can expect to wind up in court.

What We Might Not Know About Big Tech

Comparing the companies called big tech, we can see the similar ways that they grew, diversified, and became increasingly powerful.

How Password Sharing Is Similar to (Airplane Seat) Recline Rage

Many of us share Netflix passwords. We think it is okay to recline in our airplane seat. And we would be horrified if someone casually took the groceries out of our cart at the checkout. All three situations are similar.…

The Economic Side of a License Plate

Long ago, someone figured out that we needed a license plate as an identifier. In New York State, between 1901 and 1909, drivers made their own from felt, leather, or metal. The first NYS plates had people’s initials:   Once…

Why the World Needs One Time

Last night, at 12 a.m., Daylight Saving Time (DST) began when our clocks moved forward an hour. Whereas I would have seen the sunrise at 6:11 in New Jersey, instead, it’s at 7:11. Correspondingly, sunset switched from 6:02 on March…