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January 27, 2024
Lessons Answer.AI can learn from history’s greatest R&D labs

Today’s piece was put together with the help of several conversations with Answer.AI co-founder Jeremy Howard. It is not […]

“The Third University of Cambridge”: BBN and the Development of the ARPAnet

We’ve all heard that “DARPA invented the Internet.” But few have heard of BBN, the contractor that […]

The Autonomous Land Vehicle, Pilot’s Associate, and Battle Management: Three North Star Applications Projects from DARPA’s Strategic Computing Portfolio

Introduction DARPA’s customer relationships and the individual agency of its PMs are possibly the two biggest differentiators […]

MOSIS: The 1980s DARPA ‘Silicon Broker’

This piece is a part of a FreakTakes series. The goal is to put together a series […]

Strategic Computing’s Machine Acquisition Program

Introduction In the early 1980s, as DARPA’s Strategic Computing Initiative was getting underway, lack of cheap computing […]

January 8, 2024
Texas Gas Stations, NIH-Sponsored Post-Docs, and the Foolishness of Artificially Subsidizing Demand

Gas Stations in Texas This is a photo that I recently took outside of a gas station […]