Roman Ginis, Part 2: Optimizing Marketplaces (and Everything Else)

Our interview with Roman Ginis continues in a more philosophical vein, as we talk about the perspective and spirit of engineers and the open source movement. We also cover what “optimization” (as compared to “maximization” or “minimization”) is all about. Optimization takes a lot of hard work, trial and error, a good sense of the problem you're trying to solve, and recognizing that decisions involve trade-offs. Troy and Lee have a post-interview discussion about where marketplaces and machines will fit in the world of tomorrow.