Writing worth reading - 19th/20th November 2022
“You can interrogate the data sets. You can interrogate the model. You can interrogate the code of Stable Diffusion and the other things we’re doing,” he said. “And we’re seeing it being improved all the time.”
“You are surprised and indignant that your former students did not continue the work which you had undertaken and largely completed. But you do not ask the most obvious question, the one every reader expects you to answer: why did you yourself abandon the work in question?”
“Khosla understands from experience just how important ownership is to maximizing venture capital returns. Big ownership positions in Juniper Networks and Cerent Corp were key to Khosla’s billion dollar returns as an investor at Kleiner Perkins....”
“In other words, the vast and inevitable forces of economic agglomeration continued to dictate that China should be the world’s workshop and America (and Europe and Japan) its research park. But there is one force in the global economy more powerful even than agglomeration: Great-power conflict.…”
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