“When you understand where a standard comes from you can understand the phenomenon that gets built on top of it.”
Why Standards Matter
Erin Griffith writes about technology, startups, and venture capital, primarily for Fortune. Her work is featured in the magazine and on Fortune.com, Entrepreneur.com, and Time.com. She has a video show called Tech Debate and occasionally appears on Fortune’s weekly live show, Fortune Live. She writes a monthly column for the Los Angeles Times and publishes a weekly newsletter for fun. Prior to joining Fortune, Erin wrote about startups for Pando, a Silicon Valley site where she was the second hire. She also reported on technology and digital media as a staff writer at Adweek.
Tim Hwang is the co-author of “The Container Guide,” a field guide to shipping containers and the integrated logistics companies that operate
them. He is also the director of the Infrastructure Observatory, a community devoted to exploring and celebrating the infrastructural landscape.