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Recent articles by Enrique:

My spell-chekcer is dribing me carzy!

How it is possible that such a seemingly simple, but essential function as a spell checker is still based on a standard dictionary, a practice that we know produces so many undesired results and… → Read More

Learning in internet times…

Sergio C. Fanjul, a journalist at El País, Spain’s leading daily, sent me some questions by email on a subject I am passionate about, the learning model and the use (and abuse) of memory, for an… → Read More

Solar energy from space: where else?

The idea of generating solar energy in space and sending it to Earth may sound like science fiction, but is science fact: researchers have been exploring the idea for some time. Space-based solar… → Read More

Looks like Trump has bigger fish to fry than TikTok

Today, November 12, is the deadline the Trump administration gave Chinese-owned app TikTok to “dispose of any tangible or intangible asset or asset, wherever it is, to enable or support ByteDance’s… → Read More

Facebook and Joe Biden: it’s complicated…

When Joe Biden moves into the White House next January, important changes could soon follow at Facebook, a social network that over the past few years has become the echo chamber of Republican… → Read More

The nightmare is over. Yesterday, after a long, agonizing, but…

Yesterday, after a long, agonizing, but fully guaranteed ballot count, the victory of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris — who will become the United States’ 46th president and first female vice president… → Read More

After four years of wanton vandalism in the United States, it’s time to clean up the mess

November 4, 2020, in addition to being the day after a US presidential election that will have an enormous impact not just on the United States, but the world as a whole, is the day set for that… → Read More

Goodbye, Chrome! Hello Brave!

Changing your browser from time to time is no bad idea: as somebody who teaches innovation, I regularly tell my students they should stop doing things out of habit and make the effort to learn to use… → Read More

We are on the verge of the most dangerous election in history

In just a few days, on November 3rd, the US presidential elections will take place, the most dangerous in history, and not only for the United States, but for everybody on the planet. That vote, that… → Read More

Surprise! Google was a monopoly (don’t say I didn’t tell you so)

The illustration that accompanies this article is from July 2013, when my articles were being published only in Spanish, and I used it both to illustrate my piece for that day in which I expressed… → Read More

Degrowth won’t take us anywhere but back to the past

An interesting Wired article, “Why degrowth is the worst idea on the planet”, by Andrew McAfee, director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, argues against the so-called “degrowth theories”… → Read More

The Social Dilemma: a simplistic but necessary warning

Several people have already asked me for my opinion on the Netflix documentary “The Social Dilemma”, so I might as well share my views with the wider world. When I saw it, several weeks ago, it… → Read More

Dynamic management, or how to handle a pandemic effectively

What differentiates countries that are managing the pandemic well from those that are experiencing a second wave of infections and deaths is the concept of dynamic management. We can only hope to… → Read More

Deep Dives: a new Refind format

Dominik Grolimund, founder of Refind, one of my favorite news reading applications, contacted me to ask if I was interested in creating one of his recently launched Deep Dives, a new format that he… → Read More

Quibi: the must-have streaming service nobody wanted

Quartz has published what amounts to an epitaph for Quibi, “Why Quibi failed” makes official what we all knew long before April 6, when it was released. For some a novel and attractive format of… → Read More

Don’t miss this video…. A United Nations video, entitled…

A United Nations video, entitled “Nations United: Urgent Solutions for Urgent Times”, summarizes, in 34 minutes, the real problems humanity faces, while offering guidelines on how to solve them. It… → Read More

Donald Trump, Chinese apps and the real danger to democracy

The decision by President Trump to ban downloads of the Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat apps from the app stores starting today sets a precedent in the United States, although other countries… → Read More

How will we work in the post-pandemic world?

A PwC survey of flexible and distributed working within US financial services firms confirms many of the ideas currently being discussed about the future of these types of environments once the… → Read More

Reddit’s zero-tolerance policy shows how to deal with hate speech

On June 29, Reddit launched its new content policy, which has resulted in the closure of almost 7,000 threads (known as subreddits), some as famous as The_Donald, which offered a forum for some… → Read More

Mmhmm: it just works!. On Tuesday I had the opportunity to try…

On Tuesday I had the opportunity to try out mmhmm, the videoconferencing software recently presented by Phil Libin, still in closed beta, which I discussed a few weeks ago, promising I would give a… → Read More