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Rami's Readings #35
The latest on Apéro & Intellect, Meta, LLMs, Infrastructure Costs, Nutrition Labels, Information Design, Router Security, Yaccarino’s Interview, Zealandia, Raspberry PI 5, and more.
Welcome to Rami’s Readings #35 - a weekly digest of interesting articles, videos, Twitter threads from my various sources across the Internet. Expect a list of reads covering technology, business, culture, fashion, travel and more. Learn about what I do at ramisayar.com/about.
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🤖 AI Reads
Notes: Meta’s open sourcing of Llama is paying off fast.
Notes: Read this. Variations of this technique are already deployed in real systems in the wild.
Notes: New paper on ArXiv. Reminds me of Yann LeCun’s slide.
Notes: Not AI? 😂 Observing the crows near my house… I believe this.
Andrej Karpathy on LLMs Becoming the Kernel Process of a New Operating System
💼 Business Reads
Notes: New NBER paper. Great to see evidence of what is fairly obvious to most people observing government infrastructure projects.
We find that two important inputs in the procurement process appear to particularly drive costs: (1) the capacity of the DOT procuring the project and (2) the lack of competition in the market for government construction contracts.
Notes: An iconic designer whose work has stood the test of time. Few informational graphic designs have lasted so long and are so widely produced.
Mr. Belser’s nutrition facts label — rendered in bold and light Helvetica type — was celebrated as a triumph of public health and graphic design when it debuted in 1994 following passage of the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act.
Notes: Meanwhile, U.S. university tuition costs continue to grow quickly.
Watch Linda Yaccarino’s wild interview at the Code Conference
Notes: Always update your routers.
🔀 Other Reads
Notes: Yay! Great upgrade.
Notes: Is anything immune to scalpers?
That is all for this week. Signing off from Redmond.