These days, it seems like anyone not working at a top tech company—which are increasingly few and dominant—are holding on by the skin of their teeth: just one contract away from economic oblivion. The platforms and their respective companies – Google – Facebook – Ube
News these days is replete with the progress of technology. Not a day goes by without hearing that the AI is beating humans at yet another task. The other day I was struck by how much progress Boston Dynamics has made between their last generation state of the art, a robot dog, and th
Besides security issues discussed in a previous post, other factors are conspiring to stifle and ultimately threaten the viability of the web. These include the much ballyhooed concept of content shock, as well as the notion that somehow, and just possibly, that > . Content shock as a
I find myself conflicted. As a long time technical writer living through many software start-ups and several larger established and successful companies such as Autodesk and Moment Factory, I was almost forced de facto to buy into the hype of the future. That is, to believe in the pre
Today I had to take a bus and metro in Montreal to a semi-unknown destination so of course I consulted Google Maps. Its suggested route was not bad, but because I do know Montreal quite well, I was able to use my ‘human’ common sense to take its suggestion and improve upon
Ray Kurzweil likes to talk about the Singularity, that, depending on who you ask (mythical?), point in time after which technology will have gotten so advanced that there will be a break, a point-of-no-return, an acceleration whereby humans will be out of the loop, or at least will no
After some years of experience with WordPress, and generally being very familiar with the Google ecosystem, I am tempted to consider: will WordPress outlast Google? I realize Google is on the ascendant, with a stock breaking the $1000 mark, products I own like the Nexus 7, and the Chr
I am a writer, web developer, and consultant with over 20 years experience. I have served small, medium, and up to very large clients. These include billion dollar tech companies such as Autodesk and the highest profile production houses like Moment Factory: who worked on the Super Bowl show with Madonna.