Author Archives: chrisjhorn
I wrote this piece when contemplating the interplay between barriers to entry (against competition) and barriers to adoption (by customers and the market). It was published today in the Irish Times. I had spoken on the same topic way … Continue reading
This piece was published in the Irish Times on April 18th last. Do you care which one ? Sometimes, a pizza is just a pizza, isn’t it ? A taxi is just a taxi, as long as it turns up … Continue reading
This piece appeared in the Irish Times on March 28th last. Can machines think? Well, what does it mean ‘to think’? Thinking about thought is a journey into philosophy. Instead Alan Turing asked a different question in 1950: can machines … Continue reading
I wrote this piece because I feel that we are too often we taught narrow paths, by teachers who themselves have a limited perspective. There is beauty in most things, if we can calm ourselves to look; and there are parallels … Continue reading
A recent visit to Singapore inspired me to put pen to paper on a comparison with Ireland as a start-up ecosystem. This was published on 8th February 2016: You’re a start-up executive and have opened your company in the heart … Continue reading
The current Irish Government has reached the end of its natural life and an election has been announced for the end of February. I wrote this piece for January 17th when asked to review the performance of the Government on … Continue reading
Asked to summarise the year by my editor, I wrote this piece for the Irish Times for the 21st December: How significant a year has 2015 been for the computer industry?