Kane

Now: @RRE Ventures. Past: @HSEAS. Always: Buffalonian, technophile, neophile, DIY-er, wanderluster, bubble tea snob.


The Problem with the Tesla Model S


My first experience with Tesla was more than two years ago, when they were still a small company that made novel roadsters. On November 8, 2010, a…


Why Flat Design Matters

Hint: physics


If you don’t read Semil Shah’s Twitter or blog, you should — it’s quite informative.


Making the Perfect Wedding Gift


Almost a year ago now, my good friends Lisa and Dan were married in Canton, Massachusetts.

I had browsed through the registry to find a gift suitable for the newlyweds, but the list of registered gifts turned out to be a little boring (sorry, Lisa). Fortunately, with the help of danger!awesome in Cambridge, MA, I was able to make the…


3D Printing a Controversy, Continued

More fear-mongering around 3D printed firearms


A month ago, I commented on the sensationalist reporting surrounding Cody…


This is what consumer fatigue looks like

Burdian’s Ass tries to buy a smartphone


When the iPhone 5 and the iPad Mini came out, people joked that you would be…


Redesigning 1984


I first read George Orwell’s 1984 in 2007. Ironically, I read 1984 in Beijing to kill time because Gmail was censored and I couldn’t get any work done.


The Problem with the Tesla Model S


My first experience with Tesla was more than two years ago, when they were still a small company that made novel roadsters. On November 8, 2010, a…


3D Printing a Controversy


Last month, the firearms rights nonprofit Defense Distributed used a 3-D printer to create parts of a semi-automatic AR-15 rifle. When the group was able to fire…


 Ebooks: a Medium in Progress


E-books will never replace paper books. But they don’t have to.

Comparing books to e-books is like comparing mechanical watches to digital…