It’s been quite a while since I’ve written and even longer since I have written regularly. There has been so much happening in the tech world impacting our culture that I feel I need to reset. From Jaron Lanier telling us to quit social media in his new book, to all of the
Security is becoming such an issue these days on the internet – as was just prophecized in a book out this year called Future Crimes by Marc Goodman (a former cop) that a new report, also just out, concludes that the cost of securing your online properties may soon outstrip all
For a long time now it has been apparent to me that closed systems are doomed—or should be. Related articles across the web Op-Ed Contributor: Jaron Lanier on Lack of Transparency in Facebook Study Kubuntu 14.10 Alpha 1 (Utopic Unicorn) Is Out, Users Can Test the Plasma 5 Desktop
The debate over communications rages on much according to Tim Wu’s argument in The Master Switch, and more narrowly made in technically oriented books like Who Owns the Future? by Jaron Lanier and one I just recently read called Dogfight by Fred Vogelstein about the Apple
The cascade of technological hurdles overcome daily to reach the singularity may be nefarious according to Jaron Lanier, but being overcome they are. Witness Watson in your pocket, augmented reality, or at least a wearable Internet, maybe driverless cars, 5G wireless, etc. Yes the fut
With the Twitter IPO it is worth remembering that even Twitter is just a web page, but I think this notion applies even more to Facebook, as Twitter has pretty much morphed into a utility. I remember working on the redesign of a law firm’s social media strategy, and particularly
These past few months the machinations of the world were at work concerning our freedom for tomorrow. Every government and every organization on the planet has a stake in it. From Snowden, to Assange, to , books like The Consent of the Networked and Who Owns the Future?, along with th
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