The Era of Centibillionaires Is Upon Us

January 30, 2020

A year ago, there was only one person in the world whose fortune clocked in at over $100 billion. At the time when Jeff Bezos reached that plateau, most people felt that because it was so exceptional, the English language didn’t need a specific word to describe that category of person. Now,...

Astronomers Unlikely to Win Their War With Elon Musk

January 27, 2020

A raging controversy has broken out about Elon Musk’s latest SpaceX project to blanket the Earth’s lower atmosphere with 42,000 satellites. It has already begun to be implemented. Musk generously wishes to enable internet access across even the remotest corners of the globe. Astronomers have...

Jeff Bezos Plays the Cowboy With the Indians

January 17, 2020

Forbes has followed Jeff Bezos on his pilgrimage to India this week. On January 15, the journal reported on Amazon’s declared ambition to help boost the Indian economy. The magazine reports: “Amazon founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos said on Wednesday from New Delhi that his e-commerce...

Amazon Is Getting Paid to Move to New York

November 16, 2018

Amazon and Jeff Bezos were so desperate they needed the generosity of the citizens of New York to help them pay their future rent. If any of us formulated the plan to move to New York and either buy a house or build one, we would begin looking at the price of property to decide whether or not we...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Amazon’s Facial “Recognition”

May 31, 2018

Facial recognition may be dangerous. We need to recognize it and face the risk. Amazon, known as an online store, has produced at least three things that have made the news in recent years: Kindle (the electronic book), the richest man in the world (Jeff Bezos) and controversy. The latest in the...