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June 1, 2017

KamranKashef.com, practical topics in tech in a digestible format


The real cost of information

A wealth of information leads to a poverty of attention. Some warned of this nearly fifty years ago:

“…in an information-rich world, the wealth of information means a dearth of something else: a scarcity of whatever it is that information consumes. What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it”

Herbert A. Simon (1971)
Recipient of: Nobel Prize, Turing Award, National Medal of Science, von Neumann Theory Prize, APA Award for Lifetime Contributions To Psychology, ACM Fellow, …

I don’t tweet

I’m not on Facebook, I don’t tweet, I use a camera if I want to take pictures and physically mail them to share. The way we over embrace technology as a social outlet needs a major course correction.

Being #Ironic?

The rate of change in technology is difficult to keep up with even for technologists. This blog should act as a bridge, providing meaningful overviews of new technologies in a way that is approachable to all audiences from CEOs to software architects to junior developers. The idea is that in a 5 minute read you’ll understand the essence of something like machine learning, where it can be applied and what the pitfalls are. You won’t come away an expert (I’m not), but you’ll know good questions to ask when the time comes.

I’ll stray off of tech at times.

Tell me what you think

I’d like to get feedback to keep these postings approachable and useful (not just consume attention). Feel free to leave a comment or drop me a line via with your thoughts or .