Adam Kuebler

Mar 1, 2021

2 min read

This Week in Ideas 28FEB21

QR Codes and Innovation

When restaurants first begin reopening for outdoor dining last spring, many began using QR codes as a way to access the menu. Since then, I’ve had many casual conversations with people about whether this puts QR codes into the mainstream.

The Urban Cartel

Does that title sound like it references an article from Sinaloa or San Francisco? It’s the later.

Spontaneous Brain Fluctuations

It sounds noisy and distracting, but apparently it’s actually really important. To be honest, I haven’t fully digested this one, but it fits with a mental model I’m developing.

Politicians Should Run NASA, but not this One

A whole deal is being made of the fact that Bill Nelson is pushing for the NASA job in the Biden administration. He famously argued against Jim Bridenstine as the past administrator because “The head of NASA ought to be a space professional, not a politician.”

One for the Road — Perseverance