About Neil

Hi.  I am a computer scientist and lawyer doing technology policy in D.C.  I’m fascinated by the emergent order in the world around us and have been ever since I read James Gleick’s book “Chaos” when I was a teenager.  I am also interested in Stoic philosophy, XBox gaming, applied mainline economics, and Getting Things Done.  I am currently the acting Chief Technologist at the Federal Trade Commission, but all views on this website are mine and do not necessarily represent the views of anyone else.